Monday, 13 September 2010

False beliefs in Science?

Classical physics is still used today sure thing. Science, as a discipline moves on and refines. Newtonian physics was the best explanation for the day but it was refined with relativity, not rejected. In the same way that when your eyes say that the earth is flat they are only slightly wrong in that its curvature is 0 to the mile. Nowadays we are told that this is wrong and that the curvature of such a sphere as our earth is about 0.000126 per mile, a quantity very close to 0 per mile. However, further refined, on the earth's oblate spherical surface, the curvature varies from 7.973 inches to the mile to 8.027 inches to the mile. In other words, the original theory was not entirely incorrect, it was just slightly wrong: the same goes for Newtonian physics compared to Relativity, they complement each other.

The earth is a strange place. There are countless common things such as houses, dirt, people, cars, and televisions; none of these things are deemed weird or out of place. Yet in the context of the universe, all of these are extremely rare; yet do we hear them being portrayed as evidence of miracles and god? Not quite (I know some people do however, they are wrong). The only things that get us thinking are the rare events in our own lives that cannot immediately be explained naturally. I am bound to accept that what you have experienced to be a miracle is indeed the truth as you see it. I will only point out what George Iles said, "A superstition is a premature explanation that overstays its time."

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