[OPE-L:6424] RE: Creationist Economics [Was: What do you teach in your

andrew kliman (Andrew_Kliman@CLASSIC.MSN.COM)
Mon, 6 Apr 98 23:21:53 UT

On meaninglessness:

"Consider, for another example, the men who called Copernicus mad because he
proclaimed that the earth moved. They were not either just wrong or quite
wrong. Part of what they meant by 'earth' was fixed position. Their earth,
at least, could not be moved. Correspondingly, Copernicus' innovation was not
simply to move the earth. Rather, it was a whole new way of regarding the
problems of physics and astronomy, one that necessarily changed the meaning of
both 'earth' and 'motion.' Without those changes the concept of a moving
earth was mad."

(Thomas S. Kuhn, _The Structure of Scientific Revolutions_, pp. 149-150.)

Andrew Kliman