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by ken
Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Relativity?
Replies: 1111
Views: 91830

Re: Relativity?

You and others propose things as definitive truths You and others do NOT know if those things are definitely true Therefore what you and others propose are NOT yet definitive truths Science is primarily an inductive discipline and so does not reference definitive truth as it deals in falsification ...
by ken
Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Relativity?
Replies: 1111
Views: 91830

Re: Relativity?

Theories are not true in any objective sense only a provisional one because they are based upon evidence that is not absolute and so can at any time be falsified Newtons Universal Theory Of Gravitation went unchallenged for over two centuries before Einstein developed General Relativity General Rel...
by ken
Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Relativity?
Replies: 1111
Views: 91830

Re: Relativity?

Do you expect the theory of special relativity is a FAlSE theory? It has always been a false theory, just not for the reasons that you think. What reasons do you think, I think? Could what you think be completely and utterly WRONG? Newtonian mechanics, quantum mechanics and general relativity are a...
by ken
Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Relativity?
Replies: 1111
Views: 91830

Re: Relativity?

: P1. Hitler was a vegetarian. P2. But Hitler was a bad man. C. Therefore, vegetarianism is bad. Is that, to you, really an ad hominem? Yes, Ken, that's really an ad hom. That specifically is what an ad hom is -- that some argument is wrong because of a personal characteristic of one making the arg...
by ken
Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Relativity?
Replies: 1111
Views: 91830

Re: Relativity?

Does believing that some thing is what happens, which to you has already been demonstrated, beyond ANY doubt, mean that you are at all open to the fact that this maybe is NOT what actually happens? If so, then great. If not, then great also. Your honest answer is all I am seeking. 'Doubt' is a psyc...
by ken
Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:33 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Relativity?
Replies: 1111
Views: 91830

Re: Relativity?

You, and others, propose things as definitive truths. You, and others, do NOT know if those things are definitely true. Therefore, what you, and others, propose are NOT, yet, definitive truths. They describe phenomena, our experiences. The description is considered 'true' if it matches other people...
by ken
Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:36 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Relativity?
Replies: 1111
Views: 91830

Re: Relativity?

For any who might be interested in discussing the philosophy of relativity theory and of spacetime, here might be a springboard for that discussion. Thank you for that link. All kinds of good fodder for discussion. I picked a bit at this question since it comes up in this thread: What exactly is sp...
by ken
Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Relativity?
Replies: 1111
Views: 91830

Re: Relativity?

But there are NO actual periodic events, so there are NO actual intervals to measure. Would you say there are any events at all? That is to say, do you ever see change? Yes, and yes. For example, you see this post. For you has this post (and all the others) always been on this thread? Or was there ...
by ken
Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Relativity?
Replies: 1111
Views: 91830

Re: Relativity?

That's been dealt with on this thread. Whatever the "true nature of time, if it even exists", the only thing that we can measure, or count, is periodic events. But there are NO actual periodic events, so there are NO actual intervals to measure. Periodic events, to people who believe in them, inclu...
by ken
Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Relativity?
Replies: 1111
Views: 91830

Re: Relativity?

For any who might be interested in discussing the philosophy of relativity theory and of spacetime here might be a springboard for that discussion Seriously heavy questions there but still an excellent opportunity to try and understand some really hard physics and from a very good site too There is...
by ken
Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Relativity?
Replies: 1111
Views: 91830

Re: Relativity?

A typical Creationist will demand that all possible scenarios be tested and verified before they will consider any scientific theory to be true, as long as it doesn't contradict their particular interpretation of the Bible. But the Bible is accepted as true without any verification or testing becau...
by ken
Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:27 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Relativity?
Replies: 1111
Views: 91830

Re: Relativity?

Have ALL of the known possible different frames, and all the actual amount of differing frames imaginable, been considered in this absolute statement of yours here? Or is it more like this is what you presume would happen? Here again you demonstrate your obdurate ignorance of science, no matter how...
by ken
Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:11 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Relativity?
Replies: 1111
Views: 91830

Re: Relativity?

If that has NOT yet been shown and thus proven and/or evidenced, through tests and/or experiments, then HOW do you KNOW that this would, of course, happen? It HAS been shown through tests and experiments -- as has been shown to you. See above. If you're asking for an experiment in which a human sub...
by ken
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Relativity?
Replies: 1111
Views: 91830

Re: Relativity?

But just because you, and others, believe and say "all physical process run slow" that does NOT mean that it is true, right, and correct. Especially since that belief is based solely on a couple of examples of when it was said "a clock has run slow" with speed. :lol: A couple? Did you read this pag...
by ken
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Relativity?
Replies: 1111
Views: 91830

Re: Relativity?

All we know for certain is that if an interpretation or explanation fails to include time dilation, it is wrong. Okay. ]Well at least you, and some others, KNOW for certain some things. Does "we know for certain" mean that what we know for certain is absolutely true, right, and correct? Well, if yo...