On Jul 8, 7:31 pm, Sam Wormley <sworml...@gmail.com> wrote: > 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.
Something about experiments and testing need to be added to that.