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Huge speeds! Fantastic discovery!! Aliens here we come! Call the Express!!!Edit

Please see comment at Talk:Herbig–Haro object where I'm scratching my head at rather florid claims regarding speeds. I'm wondering if the text is the same as when achieving GA and FA status? Surely not. Shenme (talk) 01:33, 22 September 2019 (UTC)

Maybe count zeros next time before you claim ~0.2% the speed of light would be faster than the speed of light. --mfb (talk) 02:15, 22 September 2019 (UTC)
And as mentioned at the talk page. My astonishment has met a (quite valid) brick wall. :( Shenme (talk) 03:24, 22 September 2019 (UTC)

Geophysical Planet DefinitionEdit

Review request for hafnium-tungsten datingEdit

Hi, I (along with my colleague Viranga13) have been working on writing an article for hafnium-tungsten dating. It is now at a stage where, to us, it seems largely complete so we would appreciate some feedback from other editors on whether there is anything that needs adjusting. Since it has been tagged as within the scope of wikiproject: Physics I thought I would ask here. Thanks, Physdragon (talk) 16:19, 8 October 2019 (UTC)

Problems in General PhysicsEdit

This AfD may be of interest to the community here. XOR'easter (talk) 19:36, 8 October 2019 (UTC)

Also this related one. XOR'easter (talk) 17:43, 9 October 2019 (UTC)

Fusion powerEdit

Hello. I came across the Fusion power article while checking over a researcher's bio page for New Pages Patrol. The "Fusion power" article has a September 2019 tag for being written as an essay. I checked the history. In 2016 and an editor had tagged it for several issues [1]: "more references", "unsourced predictions (crystal)", a "pro and con list" and one section had NPOV issues,.

In any case, it seems to have some issues, but I am only familiar with this topic and don't have enough expertise to really call out the issues. I am wondering if editors here can have a look. It may not be much improved since 2016. There is another tag in the "History of research" section for needing more references dated March 2016. It also has a "B-class" rating. If there are enough issues then perhaps a "B" is too high. ---Steve Quinn (talk) 07:36, 10 October 2019 (UTC)

Given a quick read-through (it is a big article), I don't see major problems. There are citations to over 200 sources and most sections have at least some citations. There are 117 citations in just the "History of research" section itself. My impression is that fusion power is a contentious field with lots of money and strong opinions, so assertions in the article have received a good bit of scrutiny and hence there are some citation-needed tags and some small disputes. But relative to the rest of the article, referencing problems are minor. I disagree with the article-wide essay tag, which was added with no explanation. I would be inclined to remove it. The issues prevent it from GA or A class, but it is a fairly good article; B is about right. --{{u|Mark viking}} {Talk} 09:59, 10 October 2019 (UTC)
I removed the article-wide essay tag, since it didn't seem applicable (certainly not to the page as a whole). XOR'easter (talk) 18:05, 10 October 2019 (UTC)

Add a 'Quantum' taskforceEdit

Hi,

The proposal for a 'Quantum' wikiproject was denied with the reason that adding a taskforce for it on this wikiproject would be a better solution. What do you think?

Thank you, Vtomole (talk) 18:29, 14 October 2019 (UTC)

PS: The denied proposal: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_Council/Proposals/Quantum_mechanics

Dowling-Neven lawEdit

I saw this in the new article report and suspect that it is too thinly sourced to be wiki-notable. In addition, the name appears to be not yet established. Thoughts? XOR'easter (talk) 20:34, 21 October 2019 (UTC)

It's funny how the article talks about the law incorrectly being called "Neven's law" when even the case for that name is weak. I find exactly one article proposing the name "Dowling-Neven Law". Written by - Dowling. And look who wrote the Wikipedia article. Dowling. Nominated for speedy deletion. --mfb (talk) 01:09, 22 October 2019 (UTC)
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