Are you being purposefully obtuse Kenny...?Kenny wrote:How could the physical world be founded upon physics when it existed prior to physics?Kurieuo wrote:Ken, here is an outworking I see of your thinking.Kenny wrote:I doubt I know enough about Higgs Boson to give you the type of answer you’re looking for, but let me put it this way; if a formula or system created by a real person is able to be used to predict the trajectory of something real, that doesn’t make the system real, just the person using it. Math would not exist if humans did not invent it.
At the foundation of Physics is Math. If humans invent Math, then humans invent Physics.
The Physical World is founded upon Physics which is invented by humans.
What do you think the "physical world" is if physics isn't a part of it
- The term "physicalism" was first coined by the Austrian philosopher Otto Neurath (1882 - 1945) in the early 20th Century. In some ways, the term "physicalism" is a preferable one to the closely related concept of Materialism because it has evolved with the physical sciences to incorporate far more sophisticated notions of physicality than just matter, for example wave/particle relationships and non-material forces produced by particles. Physicalism can also be considered a variety of Naturalism (the belief that nature is all exists, and that all things supernatural therefore do not exist). (http://www.philosophybasics.com/branch_physicalism.html)