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A very nice suggestion. This was how Physics used to be done when it was called Natural Philosophy in the days of Newton and Leibniz.

And before then I can imagine Aristotle, Plato, Euclid, etc forming a circle around a Parmenides and Zeno at the centre. The purpose of which is to grind their fringe theory to either absurdity (reductio ad absurdum) or approval and acclaim.

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Contention should be the goal, not acquiescence...

"In our new special edition of the FQXi podcast, we ask, what is the best way to interest and excite the public about physics, especially foundational physics? Do we just stick to the facts, or do we need slogans, explosions, and, ahem, essay and video contests?"

So, it the spirit of contention, not acquiescence, why not include a fringe theory du jour for all others to pile on for a while and pull it apart? What...


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The most important is the determinism, the rationalism and the SPHERIZATION

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