Walter Eric Johnson wrote:
> Andrew K Fletcher (andrew.k.fletcher at naturesway.demon.co.uk) wrote:
> : how people are supposed to think in order to become scientists? I believe
> : you have touched upon the very reason for such a prolonged existence of many
> : erroneous scientific projections
>> Are you saying that legal matters are more exact than science? In
> legal matters you have something that is far simpler and with far
> more errors of every kind.
>> What do you mean by "prolonged existence of erroneous scientific
> projections"? Give concrete examples, please.
Ptolemaic Astronomy, Phlogiston Theory, Blood-Letting, Phrenology, "attractive
'gravity'", "conservation of energy", "'constant' c", "the vacuum of 'empty'
space", "the 'atomic nucleus'", "sub-atomic 'particles'", "quantum" Mechanics,
"the strong-'nuclear' force", "symmetry", "black holes", etc. K. P. Collins (ken)
> : the world was once thought to be flat by a like minded thinkers.
>> Yeah! By those who didn't know any better. In fact, man has known that
> the world is not flat for a very long time. Didn't the ancient Greeks
> perform a fairly good estimate of the diameter of the earth?
>> Eric Johnson