A Short Proposal for Improving the Quality of Discourse on the Internet and Elsewhere

References to quantum mechanics in general and Heisenberg's uncertainty principle in particular should be restricted to physics contexts.


Political Scientist said...

Hear, hear!

Was there a specific post that brought this on?

pj said...

Relativity should be added to that list.

LemmusLemmus said...


a comment somewhere regarding Homeopathy and a comment at Statistical Modeling. I can't point you to specific posts (I did not write this post shortly after encountering such a comment), but both were along the lines of "your line of reasoning presupposes determinism and modern physics knows that's wrong; case closed." That combined with years of reading the internet. All in all, it seems that poor Heisenberg is misused by people as an excuse to not listen to what the evidence says.