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For me and many scientists, the understanding of nature is based upon scientific investigations that add to humankind’s ever increasing fund of knowledge. The fund is ever changing as new generations of scientists add to, debate, and reinterpret the data.
It seems as though no laws, not even fairly old ones, can safely be regarded as unassailable. The force of gravity, which we have always ascribed to the “pull of the earth,” was reinterpreted the other day by a scientist who says that when we fall it is not earth pulling us, it is heaven pushing us. This blasts the rock on which we sit. If science can do a rightabout-face on a thing as fundamental as gravity, maybe Newton was a sucker not to have just eaten the apple.