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## Main Question or Discussion Point

i have a few questions of the scientists out there. i'm looking for scientific answers to questions on the philosophy of science, though i'm not sure scientific answers can answer questions on the philosophy of science.

here goes nothing...

is it assumed that the laws of nature are constant throughout the universe? if so, what evidence is there that the laws of nature are not just constant within the confines of labs on planet earth? is there astronomical observational evidence that the laws of physics are constant throughout the universe? if not, how can we investigate the laws of physics and what would be the point? a related question is, in newtonian gravitational theory (which has been proven to be incomplete, i will add), what if the gravitational "constant" actually gets warped by matter?

now a question about the speed of light being the speed limit of the univese...

in radioactive half-life decay theory, the mathematical MODEL would suggest that the sample of element 92 would NEVER fully decay, that there would always be some mathemematically measurable quantity of the substance left, however infinitesimal. but experiments would seem to indicate that the sample of uranium would eventually all decay, in a detectable sense, contradicting the mathematical model that it would only asymptotically approach zero quantity. my analogy is this: the mathematical model dictates that the speed of light is the maximum speed of anything in this universe but what if it was only a mathematical model and not complete? in other words, is it concievable that once a high enough speed is reached that one actually goes at the speed of light?

a related question is this: what does the universe appear to be (time like and space like) from the point of view of a photon, if it were to possess an awareness of time and the universe (i know that's a big assumption, but let's just suppose)?

thank you for considering my questions. that's all my questions for now.

may your journey be graceful,

phoenix

here goes nothing...

is it assumed that the laws of nature are constant throughout the universe? if so, what evidence is there that the laws of nature are not just constant within the confines of labs on planet earth? is there astronomical observational evidence that the laws of physics are constant throughout the universe? if not, how can we investigate the laws of physics and what would be the point? a related question is, in newtonian gravitational theory (which has been proven to be incomplete, i will add), what if the gravitational "constant" actually gets warped by matter?

now a question about the speed of light being the speed limit of the univese...

in radioactive half-life decay theory, the mathematical MODEL would suggest that the sample of element 92 would NEVER fully decay, that there would always be some mathemematically measurable quantity of the substance left, however infinitesimal. but experiments would seem to indicate that the sample of uranium would eventually all decay, in a detectable sense, contradicting the mathematical model that it would only asymptotically approach zero quantity. my analogy is this: the mathematical model dictates that the speed of light is the maximum speed of anything in this universe but what if it was only a mathematical model and not complete? in other words, is it concievable that once a high enough speed is reached that one actually goes at the speed of light?

a related question is this: what does the universe appear to be (time like and space like) from the point of view of a photon, if it were to possess an awareness of time and the universe (i know that's a big assumption, but let's just suppose)?

thank you for considering my questions. that's all my questions for now.

may your journey be graceful,

phoenix