[FOM] Question about theoretical physics

Jaykov Foukzon jaykovfoukzon at list.ru
Sun Mar 10 14:40:01 EDT 2013

 On Thu,  28 Feb  201 ,   Timothy Y. Chow wrote:
> Again, allowing me to caricature the situation for simplicity, I'd say 
> that the objection is this.  If the sequence of approximations is not 
> believed to converge, then this looks like "cheating" to an outsider.  I 
> compute the first approximation, and it's not so good.  So I compute the 
> second approximation, and it's better, but still not great.  I compute the 
> third approximation, and wow!  It matches to 10 digits.  I collect my 
> Nobel Prize and conveniently forget to mention that if I had computed the 
> fourth approximation, it would have matched only 5 digits.

Nevertheless there are well-known and very rigid criteria following from postulates axiomatic QFT, allowing reliably to exclude the above-stated arbitrariness.
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