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Pabitra Mukhopadhyay

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Truths and Facts. Does Science prove anything?

There is a great deal of interest of us in examining claims of ‘truths’ and ‘facts’. In such examination there is a noticeable stress on scientifically proven facts which can be taken as fundamentally true. This is possibly because mathematics is the language of Science and we make mistake thinking mathematical proofs to be reflecting the essence of scientifically proven facts.

Does science necessarily prove anything? The way mathematics proves a proposition?

It is surprising that such a basic debate cannot be laid to rest and a conclusion arrived at even after 1934 book by Karl Popper: The Logic of Scientific Discovery.

Alan Moghissi, Matthew Amin and Connor McNulty of Institute for Regulatory Science, Alexandria, Va wrote to the editor of Science (the magazine) disagreeing with Peter Gleick and 250 members of the (US) National Academy of Sciences writing to the editor of Science : All citizens should understand some basic scientific facts. There is always some uncertainty associated with scientific conclusions; science never absolutely proves anything.

http://www.nars.org/Voice_of_Science_Articles/Does%20Sciences%20Ever%20Absolutely%20Prove%20Anything.pdf

Is there an absolutely proven scientific fact?

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  • May 20 2013: Sure I will email you John. Can you send an email to gsvasktg@gmail.com .Late Bill Muller was a good friend after we met at Hanover Gravity energy conference in 86. Both us gave a talk (actually my son did) ) on the energy conversion processes and of the anomalies in the concept of the gravity field in Physics, specifically relativistic shortfalls in logic. My website has been linked to his website for years. Physics not being based on axioms has missed the bus on the potential domain where billions of interactions take place simultaneously or within the same cycle. Bill recognised this fact as the cause of the magnetic phenomena and used it in his device. All movement of any kind is a conversion of potential and kinetic phases to attain instant balance but even today Physicists arw ignorant that the potential is just the simultaneous activity . Cheers

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