Re: Useless hypotheses

From: Mike Lorrey (
Date: Fri Dec 21 2001 - 10:27:02 MST

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Louis Newstrom wrote:
> If it were not for the phlogiston theory's prediction that materials could
> burn in a vacuum (which was shown to be incorrect), I don't think anyone
> would have come up with a new theory that said the common element that
> allowed burning must be available in the air.

Ah, but they can. Are not solid fuel rocket motors used as upper stages
for satellites released by the Space Shuttle in orbit?

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