Is the physical laws we understand, the only laws out there???
Any technology, when sufficently advanced, will look like magic tot hose that do not understand it.
I forget who it was that said that.
That was Arthur C. Clarke.
“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”
And there’s it’s corollary: “Any technology distinguishable from magic is insufficiently advanced.”
And, of course: Sufficiently advanced magic is indistinguishable from technology. -Tannim
I like Florence Ambrose’s extra version
The common mistake is thinking that laws of physics are innate properties of the universe, waiting to be discovered. In fact, these laws are created, based on experimental data and observation, to best describe our current knowledge of the universe. There’s nothing to stop today’s physics and it’s laws becoming outdated and irrelevant, should a ground-breaking, new discovery change humanity’s perception of our surroundings.
Except that even major scientific revolutions (such as Einsteinian physics replacing Newtonian) are more akin to refinements than replacements.
The laws of physics are innate properties of the universe . . . our understanding of them is sometimes flawed, and our models will, if discovered to be flawed, be replaced with updated versions.
But the true laws don’t change.
I love Monica’s pose here; the great philosopher declaims a truth!
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