[ExI] John Preskill on Quantum Computing
danust2012 at gmail.com
Thu Jun 14 17:12:47 UTC 2018
On Jun 14, 2018, at 9:55 AM, John Clark <johnkclark at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 13, 2018 at 10:03 PM, Adrian Tymes <atymes at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> >> Given that Preskill is one of the world's leading experts on quantum information and is the Richard J Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics at the California Institute of Technology
>> > ...is an appeal to authority, and says nothing about the statements to which I objected.
> An appeal to authority is not always without merit. If a professor of physics at Caltech says something about physics and Adrian Tymes says he's dead wrong and is just spewing pablum I think it is a tad more likely that Mr. Tymes has misunderstood the professor than that the professor has misunderstood physics.
Imagine it were a professor of philosophy at, say, Oxford and John Clark says said Professor is dead wrong and is just spewing pablum, isn’t it a tad more likely that Mr. Clark has misunderstood the Professor than that the professor has misunderstood philosophy?
Couldn’t resist that. ;)
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