How Popper killed Particle Physics

post by J_Thomas_Moros · 2017-11-07T16:55:21.727Z · score: 18 (10 votes) · LW · GW · 6 comments

This is a link post for http://backreaction.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/how-popper-killed-particle-physics.html

Discusses some failures in the process of modern particle physicis in the vien of Nobody does the thing that they are supposedly doing [LW · GW] and The Failures of Eld Science.

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comment by ryan_b · 2017-11-12T22:50:17.993Z · score: 8 (2 votes) · LW · GW

As a consequence of this post, I have pre-ordered the book and now follow the blog; thank you for bringing it to my attention.

I very much enjoy the incisive commentary, and it makes me wonder about the difference between being a seeker-of-truth and an executioner-of-falsehood.

comment by gjm · 2017-11-08T14:39:07.506Z · score: 4 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Here's a link to the actual article. (I'm not sure whether LW2's linkposts are just 100% broken or whether something in the moving-to-front-page process broke this one. Or whether somehow they work for other people but not for me. Anyway, I could find no sign of the actual link.)

comment by J_Thomas_Moros · 2017-11-08T18:18:02.457Z · score: 12 (3 votes) · LW · GW

I think moving to frontpage might have broken it. I've put the link back on.

comment by habryka (habryka4) · 2017-11-08T20:15:39.089Z · score: 5 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Yep, I should make it harder to accidentally delete the link

comment by whales · 2017-11-09T01:07:36.022Z · score: 7 (2 votes) · LW · GW

Maybe we're talking about different things, but from the page I'm on now where I'm looking at and replying to the discussion of the link (https://www.lesserwrong.com/posts/vhAJ4DBXZukE7SNtq/how-popper-killed-particle-physics/) the only link to the actual article is still gjm's. In particular, the title of the blog post is not a link, although I would have expected it to be. To get to the actual article I have to click on the linkpost title in one of the other post listings (Featured/Frontpage/All). This happens to me for all link posts and for different browsers on both mobile and desktop.

comment by Ben Pace (Benito) · 2017-11-08T13:04:54.929Z · score: 4 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Thanks for sharing! Moved to frontpage.