Alliksaar (2019)

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Alliksaar, Markus. (2019) The Status of Classical Physics in the Contemporary Scientific Mosaic. Scientonomy 3, 33-43. Retrieved from https://scientojournal.com/index.php/scientonomy/article/view/33595.

Title The Status of Classical Physics in the Contemporary Scientific Mosaic
Resource Type journal article
Author(s) Markus Alliksaar
Year 2019
URL https://scientojournal.com/index.php/scientonomy/article/view/33595
DOI 10.33137/js.v3i0.33595
Journal Scientonomy
Volume 3
Pages 33-43

Abstract

This paper argues that the traditional scientonomic portrayal of theories of classical physics (e.g. Newtonian mechanics, thermodynamics) as merely used but no longer accepted is too simplistic. To that end, I consider the current status of the meteorological theory, which is accepted as the best available description of atmospheric phenomenon despite the fact that it is founded on the principles of classical physics, including those of Newtonian mechanics. This apparent paradox is resolved if the distinction between a theory’s ontology and its phenomenological laws is properly appreciated. The phenomenological laws of meteorology are accepted by the scientific community as the best available description of atmospheric phenomena. Yet, this acceptance does not imply that the classical ontology implicit in the current meteorological theory is also accepted. Thus, the modern meteorological theory (as well as many tenets of classical physics) can be said to be accepted as the best available description of the observable atmospheric phenomena even though its classical ontology is no longer accepted.

Suggested Modifications

Here are all the modifications suggested in Alliksaar (2019):

  • Sciento-2019-0012: Accept that the phenomenological claims of classical physics are still accepted as the best available descriptions of their respective observable phenomena. The modification was suggested to Scientonomy community by Markus Alliksaar on 24 December 2019.1 The modification is currently being evaluated; a verdict is pending.

References

  1. ^  Alliksaar, Markus. (2019) The Status of Classical Physics in the Contemporary Scientific Mosaic. Scientonomy 3, 33-43. Retrieved from https://scientojournal.com/index.php/scientonomy/article/view/33595.

Contributors

Hakob Barseghyan (100.0%)