On Mar 20, 2014, at 1:35 AM, Louis Talman <email@example.com> wrote:
> The laws of physics aren't deduced. They're imagined and tested deductively, but they aren't deduced. Nor is there any reason to believe that there's a unique way to formulate them---only that we've only imagined one way.
I explained in the thread how they are deduced. The same way the elements of mathematics are deduced. I am seeing a remarkable pattern of not much thinking about thinking here. My only fault seems to be that I assumed most academics thought about these things. Obviously, I was wrong.
Oh, and yeah, there is a unique way. Of course you would have to understand that they are not imagined to understand that. When and if ever we visit another civilization, the physics will look the same. So will the math. The language will be different though. And decimal numbers might not be in vogue. But the rest will all be there, including zero and one.