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I doubt, for example, that there are many top string theorists who post here.
We can probably all agree that we can never prove anything absolutely
Ahh but that's the question, of all tools we use mathematics seems to be the most robust for describing ah, .. everything ?Wish I knew what made it so predictionary
Hi, Don. I find it impossible to prove that something is not true. As one guy said, "I could tell you that there is a flying elephant up in the sky." Now, how will you prove that is not true? Thanks for comments. Joe L. Ogan
One of the problems is the attitude of the inexperienced and non scientific theory to the development of understanding. a typical example of this is a statement like Einstein with his relativity theory proved Newton to be wrong. This is untrue. Einstein showed that Newtonian relativity was a good approximation for low velocities and required correction for velocities close to that of light. Most modern scientific developments are just refinements of what went before them and sometimes one has to accept that there are two approaches (as in wave-particle duality).
The first person to recognise and state as part of a theory of dynamics that position and motion could only be measured relative to some other known position or motion was Galileo.
Everybody builds upon the shoulders of others - even Enistein