1. Physics is first and foremost the study of objects. You cannot do Physics without an object. Whatwould there be to study? What experiment could you perform in the lab without one. Specifically, Physics studies objects that exist. 2. An object is that which has shape; space is that which doesn't. An object is that which has
dimensions; space is that which doesn't. The words object and space are antonyms.
3. A concept is a word that embodies or invokes two or more objects. A concept is a relation between objects. The definition of the word object precedes thedefinition of the word concept. The quick way to determine whether a word in the dictionary is a concept or an object is by determining whether it represents that which has shape. If it doesn't, the word is a concept.
4. An object is inherently continuous: for the purposes of Science, it is regarded to be made of a singlepiece. We can only point and name objects. Anything beyond this converts the object into a concept. We are now referring not to the object but to the relation of the object with respect to something else. 5. We refer to the space separating the surfaces of any two objects as distance. The distance
6. Location consists of the set of distances from one object to the remaining ones in the system. 7. Exist is a word circumscribed to objects. An object exists if it has location. The aggregate of allobjects that exist is what we call matter. An object that doesn't exist is known as an abstract or imaginary object. For the purposes of Science, concepts do not exist and cannot be said to exist. They lack the two necessary attributes: shape and location. The existence of concepts is confined exclusively to ORDINARY SPEECH. In Science, it is irrational to say that 'love exists'. 8. Motion involves two or more locations of an object. Motion is a property circumscribed to objectsthat exist. Concepts and imaginary objects do not have the ability to move. 9. A scientific theory requires a hypothesis, a theory, and a conclusion. 10. A hypothesis is comprised of three steps or stages: the exhibits, the definitions, and the statementof the facts. 11. The exhibits phase of the scientific method involves the presentation of the objects that are to playa relevant role in the theory. 12.A definition is a set of limitations or restrictions placed on a word. 13.An object cannot be defined. The only way to present an object during a scientific presentation is topoint to it and utter a sound (i.e., name it). The image may be an illustration, a statue, a mockup, or the real thing. After the exhibits phase, an object is treated as a concept for the remainder of the presentation. 14. A statement of the facts is a description of the initial scene(s). Its purpose is to introduce the relevantpoints to the jury. The prosecutor issues the statement of the facts. The jury makes assumptions (i.e., takes the statement of the facts at face value). 15. A theory is an explanation of the causes (Physics) or reasons (Philosophy) behind a phenomenon. Atheory is a movie, the prosecutor's version of how or why something occurred. The theory doesnot contain any of the frames of the statement of the facts.
16. In order to be rational, a theory must follow from and be founded upon the hypothesis. Science differs from religion in that it does not offer supernatural or irrational explanations for physical
17. The term supernatural refers to a theory for which the proponent presents valid exhibits and canmake a movie of the explanation, yet the explanation cannot be imagined (e.g., God making matter in zero time) or violates patently obvious experience (e.g., Jesus walking on water).
•using definitions inconsistently •presenting unimaginable objects (e.g., 4-D space-time, 0-D black hole, 1-D line) •moving concepts (e.g., energy transfer, moving the center of mass, applying a force) •substituting an object for a concept (e.g., heart for love, point for location, 'ghost' for soul, etc.). • the explanation (theory) doesn't follow from the assumptions (hypothesis)
19. Traditional religion is for the most part supernatural. Mathematical Physics is almost entirely
irrational. The five crucial words of Mathematical Physics -- energy, mass, field, force, time -- are irrational and unscientific.
20. A conclusion is the prosecutor's opinion of the theory: what he got out of it.
Summary of the principles, foundations, and definitions of Science and Physics