Jamie_Mellway

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Guardians of Ayn Rand

The atomic theory of chemistry is pretty damned certain.

I know I already made a comment about this, but I'm just so baffled by this statement that I am hoping for some clarification. I mean, I'm pretty sure that this entry was not written before 1897, so it is fair to hold you to know that they discovered the electron. I mean you can't really believe atomic theory of chemistry, let alone think it is pretty damned certain. The theory has held in the 19th century before they discovered electrons, protons, quantum mechanics, E=mc2, quarks, and all that.

Or are you saying that the current theories of particle physics, quantum mechanics, and general relativity in their present form with respect to chemistry are certain? I don't know a physicist that will go that far. People in the field realize that science does not bring certainty.

It always confuses me when people say things like that science is certain and then give as an example a theory that has been discredited over a hundred years ago.

What did you mean by that statement? I'm certainly baffled.

Guardians of Ayn Rand

The atomic theory of chemistry is pretty damned certain.

Is it fair to point out that they have split the atom? I won't even bother mentioning QM.