#8423392, By JammyB Militant Secularisation

  • JammyB 14 Feb 2012 22:51:49 756 posts
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    Inertia, I get what you mean. Like I say, maths is an abstract system and it doesn't diminish it or bring in subjectivity to say that it can't be used to prove facts within empirical systems.

    I don't have anything more to add to what Chopsen says above. I think Newton is an amusing example to pick though. He was aware that his laws of gravity did not correctly describe the orbit of Mercury - and he ascribed this to god interfering with its orbit! So his flaw was that he was mixing an embryonic form of science with a 'faith' system. Our (incomplete) knowledge of gravity today only shows the power of the scientific method and its triumph over other claimed systems of knowledge.

    Edited by JammyB at 22:53:05 14-02-2012
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