On 4/19/2011 10:18 AM, 1Z wrote:
When we do some dioscovery it is better to adapt our word instead of
> throwing the baby with the bath water.
Always? So we should have adapted the meanings of "phlogiston" and
Of course not always. "Epicycle" still means what it did; we just don't
use it to describe planetary orbits (although we could). We dropped
"phlogiston" as not referring to anything. "Heat" originally was
thought to refer to a kind of fluid; we kept and adapted it.
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