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Old 01-03-2009, 02:18 PM   #15
Erick Mead
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Re: Physical Theory of Aiki?

Clarence Couch wrote: View Post
I agree that Ki is an operation ( verb)- channeling the Universal Energy thru thru the body out to an action, but I disagree that it's an oscillation ( verb)-
1 a: to swing backward and forward like a pendulum
b: to move or travel back and forth between two points
2: to vary between opposing beliefs, feelings, or theories
3: to vary above and below a mean value
You may disagree all you wish, however:

That's not an argument. It's just contradiction. An argument is a connected series of statements intended to establish a proposition. It isn't just saying, "No, it isn't."
So what what is "universal energy" -- if not angular momentum or its potential moment?

What is "an action"" -- if not motion about a point of observation ( a center)?

How do you deal with mass and what comprises it?

This is a physical theory, remember, so metaphor and analogy are off the table.

If you propose it -- you should define it -- if you intend to rebut the argument at hand.


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