Well, whaddaya know- Einstein was right!

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  1. Paladin

    Paladin Have Zord, Will Travel

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    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    um. ok
     
  3. Poho

    Poho That's MISTER Poho to you

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    that's pretty effin awesome! cool article.
     
  4. ZeroMayhem

    ZeroMayhem Henshin a Go-Go Baby!

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    pfft, Einstein, he thinks he's so smart.
     
  5. rattrap007

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    What about his brother?
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    And let's not forget Albert Einstein himself
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    He is always right....

    Oh wait wrong Einsteins...
     
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    I bet Einstein is in heaven right now, going, "I told you so, you wouldn't listen to me."
     
  7. Tenebrouser

    Tenebrouser Craft...or is it crap?

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    I knew it all along.
     
  8. llamatron

    llamatron Shut up, Nigel. TFW2005 Supporter

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    Ah, actually pretty much everyone listened to him. It's just good to check 'dis stuff out properly, fo' reals, you know what I'm saying?
     
  9. misternoodle

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    now we just need to confirm the precise formula for the perfect = bad combo.
     
  10. G1Wheeljack

    G1Wheeljack Well-Known Member

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    About time we confirmed this.
     
  11. cbff

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    So does this mean the Theory of Relativity has become the LAW of Relativity?
     
  12. Optimus Sledge

    Optimus Sledge Yar har fiddle di dee

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    I don't think "theory" means what you think it means.
     
  13. cbff

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    Theory is an unproven hypothesis, such as the Theory of Evolution or Big Bang Theory. Issac Newton had several theories himself, regarding motion and energy. Several of those were proven and became Scientific Laws.

    So my question is since Einstein's Theory of Relativity has been proven, if it is now considered to be Eintein's Law of Relativity.
     
  14. Aaron

    Aaron Master of Crystalocution Moderator Content Contributor

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    Quite likely. But i'll need to be vetted out first.
     
  15. Optimus Sledge

    Optimus Sledge Yar har fiddle di dee

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    Theory of gravity, anyone?
     
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    Saying a theory is "an unproven hypothesis" isn't exactly accurate, as the word "theory" itself has several variations in terms of definition.
    1: the analysis of a set of facts in their relation to one another
    2: abstract thought : speculation
    3: the general or abstract principles of a body of fact, a science, or an art <music theory>
    4 a: a belief, policy, or procedure proposed or followed as the basis of action <her method is based on the theory that all children want to learn> b: an ideal or hypothetical set of facts, principles, or circumstances —often used in the phrase in theory<in theory, we have always advocated freedom for all>
    5: a plausible or scientifically acceptable general principle or body of principles offered to explain phenomena <the wave theory of light>
    6 a: a hypothesis assumed for the sake of argument or investigation b: an unproved assumption : conjecture c: a body of theorems presenting a concise systematic view of a subject <theory of equations>
    synonyms see hypothesis

    In terms of evolution, it is the conclusion drawn from the analysis of facts or a plausible or scientifically acceptable conclusion offered to explain a given phenomenon.

    I think people get confused with how the word "theory" is used in terms of the theory of evolution and take it to mean an assumption or a guess when the theory is based on a huge store of scientific information. In an oversimplified example, the hypothesis is that species change over time and given the evidence leads one to conclude that the hypothesis is correct. To say a theory is a guess or an assumption implies that there's no proof, that it's merely a hunch or something people inexplicably believe without evidence to confirm their suspicions.




    PLEASE do not turn this into a science vs religion or evolution vs creationism discussion. I'm simply clarifying the meaning of the word theory, which varries depending on how it's used.
     
  17. cbff

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    Yeah, that was my bad on using the Theory of Evolution.

    I'm genuinely curious though if Einstein's Theory will become a scientifically accepted law, like the Laws of Thermodynamics and such.

    To me, it makes the difference between "Einstein MIGHT be right" and "Einstein WAS right".
     
  18. Insane Galvatron

    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

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    It's actually the "law of gravity".
     
  19. Insane Galvatron

    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

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    Sounds to me like he used it right the first time. A hypothesis is an educated guess based upon the facts given. Which is exactly what the "theory" of evolution is. It's not a wild guess off the top of the head.

    His main point is that once it's proven, absolutely, it changes from theory to law. Since evolution can't be proven, it will always be a theory. Now that the theory of relativity has been proven, it should become the law of relativity.
     
  20. Optimus Sledge

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    Source please.
     

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