re: article on Gen. Relativity

From: Damien Broderick (
Date: Mon Mar 05 2001 - 18:15:44 MST

At 01:15 PM 5/03/01 -0800, Neal wrote:


< the Eddington observational record was highly selected to fit the
relativity predictions: a kluge, in fact >

This has been known for years, and is a staple of the social constructivist
case (which is far from self-evidently wrong). See, e.g., THE GOLEM, by
Harry Collins and Trevor Pinch (Cambridge University Press, 1993). See also
my own THE ARCHITECTURE OF BABEL, Melbourne University Press, 1994, for a
discussion of the theoretical issues involved in constructivism.

Damien Broderick

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