Science and Inquiry Notes

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Einstein (1905)- Special relativity. We all know that speed is relative to who is measuring it. Einstein managed to convince everyone that distance and time are also relative to the observer, the one making the measurement. He did so by telling and operationalist story of how one might measure distances and times using only mirrors and flashlights—he gave all the terms in his theory definitions in terms of what could be observed. General relativity- space itself is curved, and that means that light doesn’t travel in straight lines. Time slows down with speed. Empiricists- Locke, Berkeley, Hume, Mill Empiricists believe that all knowledge comes from experience The 17 th Century empiricists were primarily sensationalists. They believed that our experience consists entirely of sensations. Empiricism has at least two important serious problems: o External World Skepticism: it is hard perhaps impossible, to get from sensations to knowledge
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