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    I've been lurking through the various sub forums for a few weeks, so I decided I should finally introduce myself. In the short time that I've been here I've learned more about mathematics and physics than I did in the previous decade. You people have inspired me to embark on a remedial math education, begin a more serious study of physics, and to have a greater appreciation for real science. Special thanks to Dr. Rocket, Genius Duck, PhDemon, Guitarist, and the many others who have been so diligent in helping the layperson like me distinguish between pseudoscience and the real thing. My posts may be somewhat rare, but I will likely remain an avid reader. Thank you for sharing your expertise and information!


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    Quote Originally Posted by RobinM View Post
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    Welcome.

    We have some great people here who explain things to me all the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobinM View Post
    I've been lurking through the various sub forums for a few weeks, so I decided I should finally introduce myself. In the short time that I've been here I've learned more about mathematics and physics than I did in the previous decade. You people have inspired me to embark on a remedial math education, begin a more serious study of physics, and to have a greater appreciation for real science. Special thanks to Dr. Rocket, Genius Duck, PhDemon, Guitarist, and the many others who have been so diligent in helping the layperson like me distinguish between pseudoscience and the real thing. My posts may be somewhat rare, but I will likely remain an avid reader. Thank you for sharing your expertise and information!

    That is one of the most eloquent and inspiring introductions I have read so far on this forum!
    I am certainly looking forward to your (rare) posts.
    "The only safe rule is to dispute only with those of your acquaintance of whom you know that they possess sufficient intelligence and self-respect not to advance absurdities; to appeal to reason and not to authority, and to listen to reason and yield to it; and, finally, to be willing to accept reason even from an opponent, and to be just enough to bear being proved to be in the wrong."

    ~ Arthur Schopenhauer, The Art of Being Right: 38 Ways to Win an Argument (1831), Stratagem XXXVIII.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverfly View Post
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    Sorry that didn't sound very good... Usually I do revisions when I write.
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    Sorry, that was a bit of bad humor. You were supposed to fist bump and say, "I'm takin' it back!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverfly View Post
    Sorry, that was a bit of bad humor. You were supposed to fist bump and say, "I'm takin' it back!"
    No worries! I knew it looked bad when I wrote it, but sometimes I just can't think on the fly..
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobinM View Post
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    Sorry, that was a bit of bad humor. You were supposed to fist bump and say, "I'm takin' it back!"
    No worries! I knew it looked bad when I wrote it, but sometimes I just can't think on the fly..
    "No flies on you", as the saying goes. Welcome to the forum, Robin.
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