‘Science’ column brings up questions

Dan Randolph needs to revisit his “science” column in the Herald (Feb. 28). He should be aware that Isaac Newton’s theory of gravity was replaced by Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity nearly a century ago. Although Newton’s calculus is used by many industries today, is it hopelessly inadequate when explaining the universe as a whole. Universality is a test of a better theory.

Observations by philosopher Jacob Bronowski might at least explain the social science of global warming: “Dream of nightmare, we have to live it awake. We live in a world which is penetrated through and through by science, and which is both whole and real. We cannot turn it into a game simply by taking sides. The sanction of experienced fact as a face of truth is a profound subject, and the mainspring which has moved our civilization since the Renaissance.”

Chet Anderson