House of Cards Built One Meter at a Time

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Scientific Paper
Title House of Cards Built One Meter at a Time
Author(s) Frank H Makinson
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Published 2013
Journal None


A physical law assumption is based upon a knowledge set extracted using observation and measurement techniques available at the time the assumption was made. An assumption can stifle scientific inquiry if it is allowed to become a protected paradigm, and thus, unchallengeable. Units of measure are a core element of physical law inquiry and an erroneous assumption used in selecting the base units can hinder the inquiry process significantly.