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John D. Barrow on Laws - Dictionary of Arguments

I 54f
Laws / Natural Laws / Barrow: there is no system of mechanical rules or laws that can be verified other than statistically. - There are always uncertainties, which can be reduced only by repetition - I 55 a statistical law can never be falsified because the result of observations in the future may always be different.
I 186
Universal Law / Laws / Theory of everything/TOE/Great Unifying theory/ GUT / Universality / Eugene Wigner: if the universal law of nature should be discovered, invariance principles would only be mathematical transformations that leave the law invariant - I 187 Relativity / Barrow: when we say that the natural laws match that does not mean that different observers will measure the same quantities.


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Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

B I
John D. Barrow
Warum die Welt mathematisch ist Frankfurt/M. 1996

B II
John D. Barrow
The World Within the World, Oxford/New York 1988
German Edition:
Die Natur der Natur: Wissen an den Grenzen von Raum und Zeit Heidelberg 1993

B III
John D. Barrow
Impossibility. The Limits of Science and the Science of Limits, Oxford/New York 1998
German Edition:
Die Entdeckung des Unmöglichen. Forschung an den Grenzen des Wissens Heidelberg 2001


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