[LINK] Einstein's fridge an example for NICTA?

Antony Barry tony at tony-barry.emu.id.au
Tue Dec 12 14:17:10 AEDT 2006

On 12/12/2006, at 9:31 AM, Marghanita da Cruz wrote:

> There seem to be a lot of Physiscists coming out of the
> woodwork...perhaps this is the most valuable University education and
> then see what happens or is it just that during the  cold
> war....everyone was investing in Nuclear...Tony do you have a view?

People who have moved on from physics, and I've met a few, seem to  
have a pretty tight grip on reality. We tend to be skeptical and need  
good evidence before we will accept suggested causes for things.

It wasn't just nuclear which had physicists riding high  but the  
whole series of technologies which sprang from the war and also  
methodologies such as operations research. You end up with a mind set  
which lets you grossly simplify a complex phenomena, make a  
mathematical model of it and use that to make behavioral predictions  
that you can be reasonably comfortable with as you can also predict  
the degree of error.


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