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Re: [Phys-l] Landau on Lagrangian

At 10:20 -0800 01/21/2010, curtis osterhoudt wrote:

Maybe Lawrie's statement that he knows of no other reason other that it always seems to work is as "satisfactory" as it gets.

At some point in every discussion of "first principles" we find such statements as these to be inevitable. After all, we are not dealing with "first causes," we are looking at ways of describing what we observe. "Hypotheses non fingo," as Newton said.


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