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TOPIC: A Very Short Story of What is to Come by Alexandre Paradis [refresh]
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Author Alexandre Paradis wrote on Jul. 17, 2009 @ 08:16 GMT
Essay Abstract

The short essay presented here as the goal of trying to point what is the main objective of physics and to address the question on whether it will reach its goal, and how. It is presented as an essay, not a technical paper.

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Alexandre Paradis is presently finishing is Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, after having done is master in physics. He is currently teaching physics to engineering student in Montréal and he is seeking for a more stable job...

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Doug Huffman wrote on Jul. 24, 2009 @ 11:27 GMT
Professor Paradis, how can your assertion be falsified? If it cannot be falsified then can it be 'scientific' and, if not, physics? Thank you.

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Author Alexandre Paradis wrote on Jul. 24, 2009 @ 14:57 GMT
M. Huffman,

thank you for your reading of my essay.

Unfortunately, I am not fully sure to understand the meaning of the "falsified" term. Could you give a little more details on your question? I would be happy to give you more informations on my thinking.

Have a nice day

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Doug Huffman wrote on Jul. 24, 2009 @ 15:30 GMT
Thank you for your reply. I am sure that I am not qualified to argue 'falsifiability' from Karl Popper, 'The Logic of Scientific Discovery'.

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