When Philosophy Meets Physics: Virginia Tech Philosopher Reinterprets Newton's First Law
October 31, 2023
In a major discovery, philosopher Dan Hoek reveals that Isaac Newton's First Law of Motion has been misinterpreted for over three centuries. The accurate Latin wording of the law is "a body at rest remains at rest, and a body in motion remains in motion, except insofar as it is acted on by external forces," challenging a fundamental concept in physics. Learn how Hoek made the discovery and its implications for physics and society.