Thursday, February 28, 2008
Control Over Experiments - Reaffirming the Value of Physics
I think it is clear that natural philosophy, physics, experiments, and science in general have their value. It is good to learn about nature, to understand it, even just to admire it - and we certain see nature with more detail and precision, and understand it better, than we did four centuries ago. Experiments and emphasis on reproducible scientific knowledge have made important contributions to the human race. Our possibilities individually and as a race have been considerably altered through the mass production of various technological devices, and natural philosophy is certainly one of the springs feeding the technological river.