From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul> Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2011 07:37:30 +0100 Archived: Tue, 28 Jun 2011 12:27:49 -0400 Subject: Re: Evidence For Alien Visits To Earth? >From: Gerald O'Connell <goc.nul> >To: post.nul >Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2011 01:20:03 +0100 >Subject: Re: Evidence For Alien Visits To Earth? <snip> >It really is better to regard the laws of physics as a set of >best available approximations and generalisations. What is >'best' and what is 'available' change over time as information >accumulates. >Inductive logic suggests that immutable scientific laws are only >available when information is complete. There is a commonsense >corollary to this: we don't know what we don't know... Well worded Gerald, All of `nature' is said to be ruled by gravitation and the unified e.m/nuclear forces. Yet all statements - as opposed to observations - in our text books, apart from mathematical matches or approximations, turn out to be empty circular arguments or mere opinion. I think the gist is this: "We can describe what happens quite accurately and we think we understand. But, really, we do not. The invisible influences of gravitation and electromagnetic fields remain magic; describable, but nevertheless implacable, non-human, alien magic." - written by Prof B K Ridley, with equal flair. 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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