Chomsky -- Put up or blah blah

Chris Doss itschris13 at
Thu Mar 30 08:31:16 PST 2000

> > An
>earlier paradigm would be Newtonian mechanics.
>And this cannot be tested because . . . ?

Well, for one thing, two of the Three Laws of Motion are counterfactual. Indeed, the First Law can't even in principle be verified. They're presuppositions of the system that cannot be demonstrated, but need to be taken on faith if Newtonian mechanics is going to get anywhere. Same thing goes for the assertion of the existence of absolute motion and space. ______________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free Email at

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