that is as well substantiated as any other natural law, whether the law of gravity
That's fine but sometimes laws change.
posted on 09/19/2005 3:40:07 AM PDT
Well-established laws in science rarely change; rather, they are superseded by laws which take account of a wider (or more extreme) range of phenomena. Contrast the range of applicability of Newton's inverse square law of gravity with Einstein's general relativistic theory of gravity. You can send a rocket around the moon and back using Newton's law and not be off by much; but if you want to understand what happens around a neutron star or a black hole, say, Einstein's theory is essential.
"law of gravity"
Didn't Newton come up with the law of gravity? Since we have known about gravity so long, what exactly is the nature of gravity? I understand the relationship between mass and distance and all, but why is there gravity? How does it work? I do not think the best minds have been able to reconcile gravity with the forces in a unified theory have they?
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