[extropy-chat] what is probability?

John K Clark jonkc at att.net
Tue Jan 9 17:36:23 UTC 2007

"Benjamin Goertzel" <ben at goertzel.org>

> complex scientific theories are extremely rarely proved WRONG, but nearly
> always only proved AWKWARD or INELEGANT [.] experiments were performed for
> which Einstein had a more elegant, less awkward explanation than Newton.

Elegance be damned. Unstable particles last longer when they are moving
close to the speed of light than when they are moving more slowly, you can
measure it in the lab; Einstein predicted this phenomena, Newton did not.

  John K Clark

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