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Physics Is Constrained By Experiments

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Posted by Richard Ruquist on July 29, 2002 14:21:46 UTC

You said:

***Physics is constrained by "the laws of definition".***


Very loose thinking. Please tell me what the laws of definition are. I do not think any exist.

I can define anything to be anything else all I want. But if I then derive a theory and predictions of the theory do not agree with experiment, then I must assume that the definitions are unrealistic.

I hope Stafford does not share your view.

But I did like your early paragraphs about using contradictory data to derive the laws of non-contradiction. That is possibly what is happening in Stafford theory. But it is well beyond my level of comprehension. It's really metaphysics if that is what's happening.

PS: I do admire your 'loose thinking' for that is the source of much creativity. However, nothing can be proved with such thinking. Only possibilities can be discovered. That is an important first step. But then critical thinking is required to make the concepts real.

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