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Archive for March, 2008

  • 03.12.08US False Advertising Regulations

    Advertising is regulated by the authority of the Federal Trade Commission, a United States administrative agency, to forbid “unfair and misleading acts or practices in commerce.” While it makes laymen’s sense to assume that being deceptive is being unfair, falsity in practice has been treated discretely by the FTC, leaving injustice to refer only to […]

  • 03.4.08Theory And Experimental Physics

    The culture of physics research differs from most sciences in the separation of theory and experiment. Since the twentieth century, most individual physicists have specialized in either theoretical physics or experimental physics. The great Italian physicist Enrico Fermi (1901–1954), who made fundamental contributions to both theory and experimentation in thermonuclear physics, was a notable exception. […]