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You say E=MC2 has not been disproved but my question is has it been proven by experiment because if it hasn't, scientific method has not been followed. I could just as easily come up with E=MC3.


Tim Lee responded on 06/29/2011
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Experiments can't prove theories. They can only disprove them. If the results of an experiment are not consistent with the theory they disprove it. If the results are consistent with the theory they provide support for the theory but they can't prove it to be true. It would be a logical fallacy known as affirming the consequent.
E=MC3 as a hypothesis would be quickly disproved by experiment.

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