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Benjamin Franklin

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Re: Why
« Reply #30 on: July 09, 2010, 09:05:14 AM »
I'm just trying to understand in what context thought experiments are valid, that's all.  As a Flat Earth Believer, perhaps you could provide some guidance.
First of all, me being a FEB is irrelevant. Generally, thought experiments can only constitute evidence for philosophical queries, such as Einstein using the rocket-elevator to explain the Equivalence principle. They can not constitute evidence for, say, proving that the Earth is round or flat.

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Re: Why
« Reply #31 on: July 09, 2010, 10:17:52 AM »
I'm just trying to understand in what context thought experiments are valid, that's all.  As a Flat Earth Believer, perhaps you could provide some guidance.
First of all, me being a FEB is irrelevant. Generally, thought experiments can only constitute evidence for philosophical queries, such as Einstein using the rocket-elevator to explain the Equivalence principle. They can not constitute evidence for, say, proving that the Earth is round or flat.
Then thought experiments can be used to demonstrate a "proof of concept", so to speak.  That is, if the earth were of a particular shape, then certain phenomena should be observable and certain processes should work in a particular way.  Would you agree with this assessment?
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Science is what happens when preconception meets verification.
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Re: Why
« Reply #32 on: July 09, 2010, 10:20:36 AM »
I'm just trying to understand in what context thought experiments are valid, that's all.  As a Flat Earth Believer, perhaps you could provide some guidance.
First of all, me being a FEB is irrelevant. Generally, thought experiments can only constitute evidence for philosophical queries, such as Einstein using the rocket-elevator to explain the Equivalence principle. They can not constitute evidence for, say, proving that the Earth is round or flat.
Then thought experiments can be used to demonstrate a "proof of concept", so to speak.  Would you agree?
I believe that through experiments can and have proven many important Facts. The color of the perfect emitter in thermodynamics, for one.
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Benjamin Franklin

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Re: Why
« Reply #33 on: July 09, 2010, 10:49:46 AM »
I'm just trying to understand in what context thought experiments are valid, that's all.  As a Flat Earth Believer, perhaps you could provide some guidance.
First of all, me being a FEB is irrelevant. Generally, thought experiments can only constitute evidence for philosophical queries, such as Einstein using the rocket-elevator to explain the Equivalence principle. They can not constitute evidence for, say, proving that the Earth is round or flat.
Then thought experiments can be used to demonstrate a "proof of concept", so to speak.  That is, if the earth were of a particular shape, then certain phenomena should be observable and certain processes should work in a particular way.  Would you agree with this assessment?
Generally, yes.

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markjo

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Re: Why
« Reply #34 on: July 09, 2010, 11:36:20 AM »
I'm just trying to understand in what context thought experiments are valid, that's all.  As a Flat Earth Believer, perhaps you could provide some guidance.
First of all, me being a FEB is irrelevant. Generally, thought experiments can only constitute evidence for philosophical queries, such as Einstein using the rocket-elevator to explain the Equivalence principle. They can not constitute evidence for, say, proving that the Earth is round or flat.
Then thought experiments can be used to demonstrate a "proof of concept", so to speak.  That is, if the earth were of a particular shape, then certain phenomena should be observable and certain processes should work in a particular way.  Would you agree with this assessment?
Generally, yes.
Thank you.
Science is what happens when preconception meets verification.
Quote from: Robosteve
Besides, perhaps FET is a conspiracy too.
Quote from: bullhorn
It is just the way it is, you understanding it doesn't concern me.