Wednesday, August 16, 2023

Are the Laws of Nature Always Constant?

Environmental & Science Education, STEM, Cosmology, History of Science, Nature of Science

Ed Hessler

This short discussion (8m 24s), Are the Laws of Nature Always Constant?, between theoretical physicist Lawrence M. Krauss and Robert Lawrence Kuhn, host of You Tube's Closer to Truth is about one of the deep questions in cosmology.

I think you will appreciate the engagement of the participants in the question whose effect is to engage viewers. It is not a simplified account nor is it made more complicated than it needs to be. It is about the nature of science and there are several examples throughout of how science works, trying ideas, the endless pruning and discarding and polishing, looking for ways to falsify them, thinking of ways to test them experimentally.  

You may be interested in the source of the quote that Krauss mentions. It is by theoretical physicist Richard P. Feynman: The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.

The interview is short enough that it is easy to view again. And maybe again.

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