Talk:Percy Williams Bridgman

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Ice and the Bridgman nomenclature[edit]

The "Bridgman nomenclature" in mentioned in the articles about the crystalline forms of ice, eg. Ice_Ic, and they link to this biography but there is no mention of either ice or the nomenclature in the article. ?:-/ Ferdinangus (talk) 08:53, 27 August 2008 (UTC)

Pressure[edit]

Shouldn't pressure be measured Newtons per square metre, rather than kilograms per square metre? Cjb 13:00, 7 October 2005 (UTC)

I was just about to say the same thing! --Peter Lund <firefly@vax64.dk> 82.143.195.103 16:20, 30 January 2007 (UTC)

Death of Bridgman[edit]

The text says Bridgman took his own life "after being diagnosed," which is technically correct but it implies the timing was right after he was diagnosed. Bridgman had been suffering for some time and in a note left explained that this was the last day he would physically be able to take his own life owing to the progress of his disease. (See Robert M. Hazen, The Diamond Makers) To many, the circumstances under which Bridgman took his own life, together with Bridgman's Nobel status, has been of singular relevance to how society views end-stage terminal illness and the choice made by the individual sufferer. I wonder if the article might not explain this. --PotomacFever 15:00, 28 June 2006 (UTC)

Does not do justice to Bridgman the philosopher[edit]

Usually, first rate practitioners of science and reflecters upon science are disjoint sets. Bridgman was a rare exception, but this entry does not do justice to that fact. Bridgman was a rare scientist whose writings are of major importance to the philosophy of science and to the study of how scientific ideas should be structured. I grant that much of Bridgman's thinking may not be in fashion at present.202.36.179.65 19:59, 6 August 2006 (UTC)

Date discrepancy[edit]

Under 'Major Works' there is a work published in 1980 listed. Given Bridgman died some 2 decades previously, exactly what this work is should be specified.

“Bridgman's words have been quoted by many on both sides of the assisted suicide debate.[3][4]”[edit]

The statement is unsupported by its citations. While the two citations come from sources that typically back opposing views on this issue, when you read the citations themselves, both sources use this quote to (editorially) show the (presumed) injustice of outlawing assisted suicide. I would be interested to see if someone can find a source that uses this quote to advance the anti-assisted-suicide position of the argument.
— cyberbisson (talk) 17:02, 5 July 2012 (UTC)