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In Reply to: Science changes all the time - it's not static...(nt) posted by mkuller on January 9, 2007 at 15:58:13:
> Science changes all the time - it's not static...(nt)
In the field of sound for example? Can we therefore conclude that the conservation of mass, momentum and energy which has been observed for rather a long time and without exception to govern the creation and propagation of sound in fluids and solids on scales relevant to home audio is going to change? It may be possible but I think you will find most people would advise against betting on it.
as when you tried a similar overreaching claim about Fourier. Tell us again how Fourier supports the notion that the bandwidth of an AR woofer is the same as a nine octave electrostat? I didn't realize Joe knew about woofers back in 1830!
"In the field of sound for example"
The field of sound is a small subset of physics. The part of physics that relates to the macroscopic world (at least on the human scale) has been pretty well defined for quite a long time. The parts of physics that deal with the microscopic scale (ie. subatomic particles) and the cosmic scale (ie. galaxies and clusters and the universe itself) are still somewhat in flux and being worked on. So in a sense you are both right...and wrong. Science is changing all the time but not all areas of science are doing the changing.
The principles of physics where there have been countless thousands of experiments without disproving the principles are pretty much static now but this doesn't mean that new and interesting technology exploiting those principles can't arise.
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