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Wall for Dilaton

Dear Dilaton:

Please, reconsider the way you are moderating. This is starting to be serious. Did you remember what you said a few months ago?

Aug 13, 2014 by drake
@dilaton but you call people "crackpots" and "incompetents", so why can't Ron call people morons, idiots etc?

Isn't this site meant to encourage rudeness which PSE doesn't?
Aug 13, 2014 by physicsnewbie
The persons I said were "morons" were the people who said the beta function in QCD makes the coupling turn around. This is impossible in a 1d running, you can't make a coupling go up and back down--- it's a 1d flow!

It is extremely important that you don't censor for niceness, as when people are giving you big publications with lots of authors and drawing incorrect conclusions from these, their opinions come with a lot of social authority, and the namecalling places you outside of the social system, and demolishes the authority of experts (also, it makes you look like a fool). This is not a small issue, they are pissing all over Kenneth Wilson's legacy now that he's dead and can't fight back.
Aug 13, 2014 by Ron Maimon
Also, are you deleting (or hiding) comments of mine you deem offensive? This is really annoying. In this case, I don't mind, but please don't do this--- it is important to have a no-censorship discussion, as otherwise nonsense like this can spread. Right now, very old results in gauge theory are being nonsensically challenged by myopic fools in lattice gauge theory field that do not have proper peer review, and write nonsense. This nonsense is "overthrowing" results that cannot be overthrown, as they are obvious to anyone who has run a simulation in the last 30 years. The method they use is insularity, and the internet gets rid of insularity, if you just don't delete the "offensive" stuff.
Aug 13, 2014 by Ron Maimon
Hi Dilaton,

If you don't understand the physics, please don't butt in! The gauge-fixed lattice studies showing correlations at long distances do NOT in any way imply that there are long-range correlations in the lattice gauge field, this has been known not to exist since the 1970s, and is the statement of the property of "mass gap".

The recent Landau gauge lattice work is confined to a few people with access to supercomputers, it is next to impossible to do gauge-fixed calculations of this size by other people. These results are then used to pollute the literature with nonsense.

The results are probably informative for Gribov-Zwanziger scenario, but it is IMPOSSIBLE for them to change the long-distance decorrelation properties of gauge theory, as these are obvious in gauge-unfixed simulations. At best, what it is showing is that there are artifacts in Landau gauge, so that fixing Landau gauge introduces long-distance correlated fluctuations which are not there in the gauge unfixed simulation. This is interesting, but the interpretation given to it by JonLester is absolutely preposterous, and it is possible to demonstrate very rigorously that there are no physical correlations in the lattice model.
Aug 13, 2014 by Ron Maimon
Hi Dilaton,

Sorry to bother you about a minor issue but the user Ron Maimon is becoming increasingly offensive. I have removed a couple of comments by him on my wall. Please, could you intervene? This guy does not seem to be sane. Thanks beforehand.
Aug 13, 2014 by JonLester
Hi Dilaton,

I was not aware of this but my intention is more to get the point  of view of theoretical physicists mostly mathematical oriented. Surely, in the future, I will use this feature of PO.


Aug 8, 2014 by JonLester
Hi Dilaton, Thanks you very much again. Surely, I will be able to appreciate PO following it on its growth and contributing at best that I can.
Aug 6, 2014 by JonLester
How do we import stackexchange questions? I forgot, or maybe it changed.
Aug 6, 2014 by Ron Maimon
Can you remove the 0 rep for commenting until the problems are sorted out? I still can't comment on my own answers and questions which seems shambolic to me.
Aug 5, 2014 by physicsnewbie

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