Re: new to list

From: Tim Maroney (
Date: Tue Aug 28 2001 - 11:57:26 MDT

> I don't
> see gravity, for example, as being inforced by intellectual, social,
> moral, or scientific authority. It just IS, its inherent in the
> substrate of reality that cannot be denied by any amount of subjectivist
> hand waving and denial.

What is gravity? It's a theoretical construct which is known to be
incorrect, since its descriptions in quantum physics and relativity can't be
reconciled. How can an incorrect theoretical construct be an inherent part
of reality?

> Similarly, the other subatomic forces and
> physical constants of the universe ARE, they exist irrespective of your
> desire to not believe in them.

Again, they're all provisional theoretical constructs. Flashback to 1900:
"The ether simply IS -- it exists irrespective of your desires." That's how
your statement will look in 2100.

Tim Maroney

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