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Why is momentum conserved?

by tenzin
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Jan20-04, 05:20 PM
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Originally posted by selfAdjoint
Physicists didn't make up a pretty story about momentum conservation. They observed it to happen over and over for hundreds of years. And every attempt to say, "Hey, I've got a situation where momentum isn't conserved" turned out to be false. Science has nothing it can prove as math does. Everything is always on the table. Not everybody agrees with Karl Popper, but he said science is the collection of propositions that can be falsified. You think you can do better, good luck.
I know I can do better and have said how in my posts. What you need to do is study Buddhist philosophy. What you are doing now is not very deep compared with Buddhist philosophy. Until you are exposed to real thinking and knowledge you will not understand how limited your present views really are. I speak from experience. I have studied physics more in depth than most people. I have degress in both physics and math and most of all nothing I have said here has been refuted by anyone. On the other hand, everything which has been presented to me I have dealt with and refuted.

You criticize religions yet you have countless more blind faith than Buddhist and Hindu scholars.
Jan20-04, 05:55 PM
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Originally posted by tenzin
Since you can not establish pervasively that momentum will be converved in all cases you are speculating. Speculation is the opposite of certainty. It is making a statement without the support of a valid reason.
Nobody said that physicists don't have valid reasons to form a postulate. In fact they are only made when the evidence in support of the postualte is overwhelming.
How can you compare forces to momentum? They are different things but related?
Yes. They are different things and are related. What's your point?
See how stupid your logic is. Since you need it explained to you here is what I meant.
All I see so far is that you have a poor understanding of what a law of physics is and how they come to be. You've incorrectly concluded that I was stating or implying the philosphy is superior than physics when in fact I made to such claim and nothing I wrote can be read to imply that. Your claim that I implied that philosophy was superior to physics is meaningless. While you have meant something by it is another thing altogether.
Since philosophy understands what is necessary for something to exist it is superior.
You physicists don't even know what criteria something must have to exist.
Nonsense again.
You think that everything that exists must be detectable with one of the 5 senses.
More nonsense. Apparently you think that the term "observe" as used in the field of physics means to sense with one or more of the human sense - that is incorrect.

re I didn't realize stating the truth would be considered an insult.

When you post a message like
You are so stupid it is pathetic.
and then imply that you're not insulting someone then you should stop posting and learn more about what is considered flaming.

Since you're use of logic and philosphy are that of a freshman in highschool I'm not about to bother with you again.

I highly suggest that you actually pick up a book on the philosophy of science and learn exacly why what you've posted is as wrong as it is.

When you've changed your mind and decide that you want to discuss physics in a more adult manner, rather than insulting someone because you think your smarter, then try posting again.

Moderator - I think we can do without tenzin's insults. Please inform him that such behaviour is unacceptable here. Thank you.
Jan20-04, 06:06 PM
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