Posted by chemist on July 17, 2005, at 21:02:45 [reposted on July 22, 2005, at 14:23:29 | original URL]
In reply to Nor do I ... » chemist, posted by so on July 17, 2005, at 20:08:57
> at least not routinely, but I do track the comments of some leading figures as they appear in various media, and I don't arbitrarily exlude any publication from my list of potential sources of information about public figures.
hello there, chemist here...there is nothing arbitrary in my exclusion of "People" magazine for sources of information pertaining to the sciences: it is not a peer-reviewed journal with foci in any fields other than the entertainment industry and thus has no value whatsoever as a reference tool in arenas outside show business.
the current president of the APA is, sadly, not a contemporary of welder and chemist Le Chatelier - nor are you or i - having been born a few centuries too late; and the anointment by you and/or "People" magazine as a "public figure" might indeed flatter some, yet the point of this discourse apparently remains elusive, so here it is, again:
"People" magazine, the APA, and your thorough tracking of all media aside, the understanding and dissemination of the phenomenon known as chemical equilibrium has been addressed long ago and is not an opinion and/or a well-kept secret.
i now retire to the study, where special vs. general relativity is being hotly contested on this evening's airing of "Hollywood Squares:" Joan Rivers just might edge the ghost of Paul Linde, methinks...
all the best,