A Whack at the Gordian

A Whack at the Gordian Knot of Energy in Physics

(one half of a dialectical give and take- but I’d like to see how far it could be pushed)

Save me from the spiritualization of energy! Physicists seem intent on viewing it a mystical and almost divine way (divinization of natural beings is a common to the earlier stages of any mathematical physics). The puzzles about what energy is all seem unnecessary to me. Energy is a certain number of kilograms moved in a certain amount of time, times meters. It’s a measurement on a scale, a stick, and a stopwatch and that’s it.


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