Those first principles

Posted by anon on Mar 04, 2002 at 13:05

Re: The religion of science (Mike Kremer)

"Everything in science is built up step by step from first principles, each step has to be proven."

I am interested in identifying these "first principles." If you would make a brief list of them, I would appreciate it. Is not identifying these "first principles" and weaving them into a coherent set actually the first step of the "step by step" process to which you refer?

My question is this: how does one prove "first principles?" If they cannot be proven, are they not accepted on faith?

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