Hitoshi Kitada (email@example.com)
Sun, 29 Aug 1999 18:21:52 +0900
Dear Bill and All,
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, August 29, 1999 5:31 PM
Subject: [time 637] Fwd: Paul Marmet reply #3
> In a message dated 8/27/99 11:15:32 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
> Paul.Marmet@Ottawa.com writes:
> > Subj: Re: Delay
> > Date: 8/27/99 11:15:32 AM Eastern Daylight Time
> > From: Paul.Marmet@Ottawa.com (Paul Marmet)
> > To: WDEshleman@aol.com
> > Dear Bill,
> > I have been told by the head of the physics department here, that I
> > keep questioning the fundamental principles of physics. They say that it
> > is wrong to do that. Everything is already known. The director told me
> > that I cannot discuss that subject with students.
> > Since I am still doing it, I have been ordered to clear my office before
> > the end of August. In other words, I am expelled from the university.
> > Consequently, I am moving everything home. You can understand that for
> > some time, I will not have enough time to participate to discussion on
> > fundamental physics.
> > At home, I will have the same e-mail address which is:
> > Paul.Marmet@Ottawa.com
> > I hope to get some contacts with you and your group later.
> > Sincerely,
> > Paul Marmet
> I guess that the North American Continent is sheltering its kids again.
I feel something unusual or incredible are going there. I do not have
information about the academic society of US or Canada. Is there anybody who
can explain recent state of the society there?
In my country, Japan, also there might be a possibility that something like
that might happen in the future due to the INFLUENCE of such recent state of
US. But for the time being, such a possibility seems small because physics is
not ours, not a part of our culture. Just it is a part of our education
necessary to pass some examinations and to become professors of universities.
For the western people, it might be that physics is a sort of religion,
hearing what treatment Paul had received from the head of the physics
department: i.e. the head told him
> that I cannot
> keep questioning the fundamental principles of physics. They say that it
> is wrong to do that. Everything is already known. The director told me
> that I cannot discuss that subject with students.
This means that the head ordered Paul NOT to think about physics. The head
told him "Just believe physics." If physics is a thing to believe, there is no
need to open universities nor to hold any conferences, symposiums, and so on.
I think the problem of the today's physics lies in the starting points that
Descartes, Newton, Galileo, etc. had set several hundreds years ago. We have
been arguing in this list about those subjects with considering the relations
of them with today's physics context. What is necessary are such activities,
NOT to believe in today's physics without asking any questions blindly.
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