From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul> Date: Tue, 10 Aug 2010 22:55:26 +0100 Archived: Wed, 11 Aug 2010 07:16:41 -0400 Subject: Re: The Faith That Underpins Science >From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul> >To: <post.nul> >Date: Tue, 10 Aug 2010 13:55:08 +0100 >Subject: Re: The Faith That Underpins Science >>From: Steve Sawyer <stevesaw.nul> >>To: <post.nul> >>Date: Tue, 10 Aug 2010 01:15:01 -0700 >>Subject: The Faith That Underpins Science >>The Faith That Underpins Science: >>http://bit.ly/aUFAX2 >>New Scieantist <snip> >If he was completely truthful he'd admit that even basic science >isn't founded on secure `knowledge'. Although Darwin, and most >others once thought that gravity - based on `gravitational >mass' - ruled the universe BTW - in case anyone's wondering about that apparently incongruous mention of Darwin w.r.t physics; in the final paragraphs of 'Origin of Species' he was a bit rhapsodic: "There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed by the Creator into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being evolved." Fairly obviously the earlier much-hyped 'discovery' of a "Law of Gravity" still resonated for Darwin, although there is no such `Law', merely a mathematical description which had been known about well before Newton's claims. Inertia is equally mysterious and still a no-go area for science. "The reason why things coast for ever has never been found out. The law of inertia has no known origin" p. 19 "... but what is gravity?" p. 33 "there is no model of the theory of gravitation today, other than the mathematical form." p. 39 Richard P. Feynman `The Character of Physical Law' Cheers Ray D Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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