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Steve Zara's Avatar Jump to comment 25 by Steve Zara

All I'm saying is that with such counter-intuitive theories, science was the only way to arrive at them.

I don't mean to be awkward, honestly, but we didn't get to relativity through science! The idea of relativity has a long history, at least back to Galileo, and the realisation that there had to be a universal limiting velocity had been around for some time too.

Newton's laws of motion, which seem so obvious now, are very counter-intuitive as we don't live in a world free from friction.

Perhaps 'counter-intuitive' may perhaps mean just what we are used to?

Wed, 02 Feb 2011 17:07:56 UTC | #587023