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Not Defining The Limits Of Physical, How Can One Insist?

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Posted by Mikey Pearson on October 15, 2003 23:34:49 UTC

Anonymous wrote:
"However, if we don't restrict the term to current known science, but rather extend its application to anything which belies the ultimate laws of the Universe,"

Hi Harv,
Please accept this critique and move on.
I do not profit from error detection on this forum but send it for benefit of some sort anyway.

1) No thing can be determined to be physical if its properties are unknown. Perhaps it has no properties which follow physical laws. The abstract constructs of a detective novel, including discarded scenarios, leave trails detectable by physical science, but the factor which causes the choice of one scenario over another is not known to be physical.
2) The flexibility of a design stage (and the possibilities of mathematics) are usually seen as attributes (or secondary effects) but actually should be seen as an additional type of reality. Abstractions are not physical but the form in which they are represented is usually accomplished through something we have tracked as physical.

Mike Pearson
Vantage and Ellensburg, Washington,
Proud author of a science fiction novel

PS I think "belies" is not the word to use.

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