On 7/8/10 6:26 PM, Sam Wormley wrote: > On 7/8/10 3:46 AM, Michael Helland wrote: >> On Jul 7, 7:40 pm, Immortalist<reanimater_2...@yahoo.com> wrote: >>> What sort of things are they if they are things? >> >> >> Guess who said this: >> >> "It will be helpful to distinguish space and time into absolute and >> relative. Relative space and time are measurements." >> >> That's Newton in the Principia. Einstein did quite a bit to reinforce >> that notion. >> >> Of course, that's also more or less Plato, Buddha, and the first words >> of the Tao and the Bible. >> >> Make of that what you will. >> > > Scientific idea live with the support of empirical data.
Perhaps a better statement: Scientific idea live that fit current observations, are not contradicted by an observation and make fruitful predictions.