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A Scientific Law May Be Valid In A Large Regime, But Not All

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Posted by John Morgan Powell on April 5, 2001 21:50:48 UTC

Unfortunately, I'm not familiar with it. I'll have to do some reading about the EPR paradox.

Perhaps this is like referring to "Newton's Law of Gravity" applicable in a certain range of masses, and dimensions, but where GR replaces it elsewhere. Maybe GR is not applicable at certain levels. Even if this problem with GR exists, it could still be referred to as a law in the regime in which it is valid.

Personally, it doesn't matter to me whether GR is replaced by a new theory, but it must encompass GR in the regime where it works, and encompass Newton's laws in their regime of applicability. If we can unify all the interactions in a "Theory of Everything" including QM and everything else relevant, I would be reasonably happy.

I don't expect people who use their communications with the dead to learn the secrets of the universe will help this along significantly. Whether or not GR has flaws or EVEN if it needed to be replaced by a new theory would not give believers in life-after-death the elbow room they need to be confident that the religious ideas they believe in are true.

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