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January 23rd, 2006
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From:atreic
Date:January 24th, 2006 12:49 pm (UTC)
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Oh, thank you, you saved me all the effort of having to reply to that and said it far better than I ever could :-)

In fact, that's a really nice example, because a) stupidly feathers should fall slower because they weigh less, but with more understanding we get b) the ideas of force and acceleration and both things falling at the same speed, yet with even more understanding we have to bring in c) air resistance and accept that the feather does fall slower.

My point is not just that b) is closer to the truth than a) even though superficially a) would appear "more right", but that (in as much as sweeping generalisations are ever correct) b) and c) probably are more similar people who will have more common ground/ shared beliefs / than a) and c), even though superficially a) and c) believe the same thing and b) and c) disagree.


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