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Levi Pearson levi at cold.org
Fri Feb 16 13:41:44 MST 2007


"Daniel C." <dcrookston at gmail.com> writes:
> Except that in physics, you can theorize something that you can't put
> into practice.  With computers, if you can theorize about something,
> you can also sit down and write a program that implements the theory
> almost as easily as you can theorize about it.  Insert quote from Fred
> Brooks about programmers working very closely with pure ideas.

You can theorize all sorts of things in CS that you can't "put into
practice".  And the parts of Physics that aren't testable are at least
constructed to describe observable phenomena, even if they can't
currently verify if things really work that way or not.  Of course,
you don't generally run up against that stuff in undergraduate Physics
or CS.

                --Levi
        



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