Quote: because the geometrical behaviour of real solid bodies depends on conditions, geometric predicates and physical laws about reality are conventions. They are selected so that geometry and all of physical law are in accord with experience
Topic: problems with empirical truth
Topic: science as measurement
Topic: geometry
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the real solid bodies in nature are not … forces, etc. Thus the original, immediate relation between … [Euclidean] geometry and … Poincare's standpoint. Geometry (G) predicates nothing about the … do so. … Thus (G) may be chosen arbitrarily, and also … to choose the remainder of (P) so that … axiomatic geometry and the part of natural law …
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