Actually, the Father of Atomic Theory was a Hindu alchemist and philospher in India named Kashyapa aka Kanada circa 6th century BC. Almost everything he wrote about atoms has been confirmed by modern scientific methods.<quoted text>
Yes, and the atomic theory was proposed in Greece 2500 years ago. Neither have anything to do with the modern results.
I dont agree with the theory that dark matter is an illusion; Im just saying its out there and the logic is solid even though I dont agrre with his conclusion. My point is we should err on the side of caution when positing what science knows and not overstate what has actually been proven.<quoted text>
Yes, of course, we test out alternative explanations for our data. But, none of the modified gravity theories has been able to explain the dynamics of the Bullet cluster. Dark matter does.
Interesting..... Which of the 24 time zones on Earth would you use on Venus? Can you adjust your clock to measure a day that is 5,832 hours long instead of 24 hours long or would you just keep it set to Earths time for the sake of nostalgia? If your clock stopped while you were sleeping, how would you re-set it to the correct Earth time? Phone home? And, do you think the fact that Venus rotates in the opposite direction of the Earth--sunrise in the west; sunsets in the east--would affect your clock's measurement of time?<quoted text>
I would use the same clocks I use today. I would probably use a different calendar, though.
Motion is affected by gravity and other forces therefore the recorded measurements of the duration between cause and effect, aka time, can vary (as when a particle passes thru the Higgs field) but time is simply a measuring device invented by humans and is not affected by anything except human perception.<quoted text>
Time is affected by gravity: it slows in stronger gravitational fields. This is a measured effect predicted by Einstein.