Saturday, January 07, 2006

Thermodynamics blog trial balloon   posted by Razib @ 1/07/2006 10:45:00 AM

I recieved this email this morning re: thermodynamics:

I think this is an excellent idea, and I think GNXP can help make it happen. I would like to request a GNXP open thread specifically to explore the possibility of a group blog on this and related topics - information theory, probability and statistics, maybe even fluid dynamics... There is a whole universe of topics which could flow together in such a blog, it's just a matter of getting an initial combination of people and topics that will subsequently be self-sustaining.

If you do decide to make such a post, feel free to quote this email.

I actually think that basic physics and chemistry are pretty important, so if someone is willing to start up a weblog on this topic and it finds a niche that isn't already taken up in the 'blogosphere' I will certainly link immediately. But unlike something like evolutionary theory, cosmology or psychometrics I have had little long term success in keeping anyone's attention on these topics in personal conversation since they often have no strong opinions a priori and are happy to stay that way.

Update: OK, the discussion on topic should move to Phase Transitions.