In my book it's a law.
Don't confuse law and theory. A law is essentially a mathematical construct based on empirical observations. The so-called law of gravity states that the force between two masses is proportional to the product of the two masses divided by the distance between them squared and the whole thing multiplied by a constant which has determined experimentally.
The so-called "law" does not explain what gravity is. That is where Einstein's General Theory of Relativity comes in. It does attempt to explain gravity. Unfortunately for me that explanation is far beyond my powers to understand.
Standing on a cliff edge it would be wise to understand Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation.
@Ron, a law is just a theory that was first developed before the mid-1800s when natural philosophy focused on finding and describing natural laws.
Guv=8 pi Tuv is just a different, broader theory than Fg=Gm1m2/r^2
Join Think Atheist
Welcome toThink Atheist
Get Started Nowor Sign In
Or sign in with:
Sunday School January 25th 2015
Sunday School January 18th 2015
Sunday School January 11th 2015
Started by Unseen in Religion and the Religious, Atheism and Atheists. Last reply by Unseen 22 minutes ago.
Started by Reg The Fronkey Farmer in Religion and the Religious, Atheism and Atheists. Last reply by Reg The Fronkey Farmer 28 minutes ago.
Started by IkeArrumba in Religion and the Religious, Atheism and Atheists. Last reply by Dr. Bob 58 minutes ago.
Started by Unseen in Politics. Last reply by Unseen 1 hour ago.
Started by Physeter in Small Talk. Last reply by Virgil 1 hour ago.
April 13, 2015 all day – Anywhere that one might find a glass of Johnnie Walker Black
Posted by Brad Snowder on January 24, 2015 at 2:58pm
Posted by Ed on January 24, 2015 at 9:00am
We are in love with our Amazon
Gadget Nerd? Check out Giz Gad!
Advertise with ThinkAtheist.com
In need a of a professional web site? Check out the good folks at Clear Space Media
© 2015 Created by umar.
Report an Issue |
Terms of Service
Please check your browser settings or contact your system administrator.