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This is regarding your story on autism. I really enjoyed your program and what I heard from the guests, but I wanted to offer a correction regarding your explanation of Wolfgang Pauli's use of the phrase, "Not even wrong."

Pauli used that phrase to describe theories that could not provide testable predictions or otherwise be shown to be right or wrong. You said he used the phrase to describe "way out theories." Way out theories are great, but they are useless (not even wrong) if they can not lead to predictions of physical reality or if there is no experiment capable of proving or disproving them.

Thus, general relativity is a way out, yet testable theory, so that Mr. Pauli never described it as not even wrong. We like those kinds of theories. Way out, yet testable theories are a good thing.


Jim Bowey