Not Even Wrong

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From The Dean of Debunking, a book review:

Pauli had three escalating levels of insult for colleagues he deemed to be talking nonsense: “Wrong!”, “Completely wrong!” and finally “Not even wrong!”. By which he meant that a proposal was so completely outside the scientific ballpark as not to merit the least consideration

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  1. JPed

    “Not even wrong” is one of my favorite math phrases ever. To also include “it should be intuitively obvious to the most casual observer that this is true”, a phrase my calculus professor trotted out as a joke during difficult proofs.

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