The Metaphysics of Physics, Part II

This is the second video in my series on the philosophical presuppositions or axioms that underpin the scientific method. The four presuppositions (all starting with the letter “C”) are:

0. Coherence
1. Co-existence
2. Correspondence
3. Conservation

In this video I explore the later two, “correspondence” and “conservation” with particular focus on the principle of conservation. I spend some time examining what conservation actually means in terms of fundamental physical laws and also discuss how the principle of conservation of the speed of light led to a complete paradigm shift in the way we understand space and time with the birth of Einstein’s special theory of relativity.

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