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- adj. of or relating to Isaac Newton, or his laws and theories
- adj. Of or relating to classical physics that does not take relativity into account
- n. scientist supporting Isaac Newton's views on physics and mathematics.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to Sir Isaac Newton, or his discoveries.
- n. A follower of Newton.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to Sir Isaac Newton (1642–1727), or formed or discovered by him.
- n. A follower of Newton in philosophy.
- n. A Newtonian reflecting telescope.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of or relating to or inspired by Sir Isaac Newton or his science
- n. a follower of Isaac Newton
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The Duhemian thesis usually makes its appearance in the context of Duhem's critique of the inductive method (or what he calls the Newtonian method), which rejects any hypothesis about imperceptible bodies and hidden movements and admits only general laws known by induction from observation.
You might be right - but in Newtonian physics, even although much of it fails at 'Buzzcut's' sub-atomic level, if you drop an apple it will still always fall to the ground.
Would you say those children also receive "indoctrination" in Newtonian physics?
It seems Mr. Schroeder is at work on a new story, Sun of Suns, which he calls a Newtonian Space Opera, with wooden ships, pirates and swordfights, but set in a world without gravity.
What we call Newtonian mechanics was accordingly something for which Euler was more responsible than Newton.
Thats why we dont call it Newtonian mechanics anymore, we call the repaired version “Classical Mechanics” which is what is taught in schools all over the world today.
Insofar as the object of this vision is not formalizable, this concept is different from all mathematical concepts of the infinite, especially those involved in Newtonian physics or what Blake sees as the Newtonian vision of the world.
Would you call Newtonian physics materialistic because it is based on measurable observations, even though it describes what are to our best understanding very immaterial forces?
Problem two: Lyndon LaRouche is also batshit crazy (As in, doesn’t believe in Newtonian physics crazy) and hasn’t been associated with the Democrats in a very long time, if you ever really could call him a Democrat.
For my part, I would like to empower students to make observations about their physical world but I would never insist on calling Newtonian mechanics a worldview.