« Last post by estockly on Today at 01:23:41 PM »
From a pure philosophical point of view I would argue that we never actually observe gravity. We observe things and attribute it to gravity via logic.
Right, via logic, science and math. Gravity is part of reality, as is matter and other forms of energy. Logic, science and math are the meager tools we use to understand reality.
But, as you point out, those tools have limitations, they are not complete, nor infallible. They don't tell us everything about gravity or mass or energy. We are always trying to improve them.
So how do those tools exist without humans? Our logic today is better understood than it was by the early greeks who first developed it as a tool. Did their inferior logic exist before they developed it? Did it cease to exist as modern logic replaced it?