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  1. #1 Hi, new science enthousiast here 
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    I don't have any serious qualification beside a degree in maths/economy, but I've always been a big fan large scale science, problem solving, creative thinking, research into new fields...

    I like to call science the "real-life magic" because of all the impossibles made possible thanks to this smart bunch of people selfless enough not to go find the max-$$ job (it rarely is research). An interesting exception making waves these days would be Elon Musk, who brings a business realist side to the science enthousiast. Would like to know what you think of him, I'm wondering if i'm not too optimistic about what he's doing, but it certainly looks good.

    Hoping to meet new enthousiasts around here to discuss with and learn from since it's pretty rare to meet any like-minded people where I live, have I come to the right place?


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    Hello and welcome to the Science Forum.

    It is always nice to see that some people appreciate science, its tenets and above all, critical and creative thinking.
    If your introduction is genuine, then you have come to the right place.

    Unfortunately, both mathematics and economy are beyond my understanding, so I cannot give you any opinions about E. Musk.


    "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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    Welcome to the forum. Musk seems to demonstrate that if you have intelligence, know how to use that intelligence, are hard working, and above all willing to take risks, then the sky is not the limit. (He must also possess almost demonic powers of persuasion.)
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    have I come to the right place?
    yes. this place is pretty well run. good science and good humour.
    Sometimes it is better not knowing than having an answer that may be wrong.
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    Genuine indeed. I m fascinated quite a bit by many topics.Thx guys.
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    I think the scientist is now a hurry to discover how the climate change will take slow?
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    If E. Musk were an idiot savant with the single skill of creating an all electric vehicle he would still win. But of course he is almost all savant with little to no idiot.
    I was some of the mud that got to sit up and look around.
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    Hey there and welcome to the forum
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