Human knowledge vs time plot"

Discussion in 'Physics & Math' started by Dinosaur, Jul 3, 2017.

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  1. river Valued Senior Member

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    Alexandria knowledge .
     
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  7. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    A tragic loss to insight of human scientific knowledge at that time.
     
  8. river Valued Senior Member

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    To your post# 42

    Not a tragic loss , a CRIMINAL LOSS .
     
  9. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    We are in total agreement on that.
     
  10. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    We are in total agreement on that. But there are exceptions. Aristotle's hypothesis that heavier object fall faster than lighter objects was accepted science for 2000 years, before it was replaced by Galileo's Law of falling objects, which was later even refined by additional knowledge of air resistance, etc. and confirmed on the moon.

    This was not a criminal destruction of a long held belief, but a purely objective replacement by a more accurate hypothesis. This is how science has gradually replaced ancient beliefs into more accurate descriptions of the laws of physics. There is no intent to purposely discredit prior held beliefs, but a natural progression of acquiring greater knowledge. An evolutionary process without malice of intent.

    Two popes (Pontifical academy of sciences) have now acknowledged the evolutionary process (including natural selection). IMO, a major positive step in the right direction of true enlightenment.
     

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