Don’t scientists study ontology anymore? Did they ever?
Sal made a comment that I’ve been thinking about for some time, but I don’t know how to make it into a post. So I think I will just throw it out and see what kind of feedback I would get from this obscure blog. First here is what Sal wrote.
Then I realized, well, gravity can’t be seen directly either, neither magnetic fields.
The study of physics has been bothering me for quite a long time. Honestly, I’ve never been comfortable with the Copenhagen interpretation, but my apprehensiveness goes beyond this. At the core of all our human research into physics there is a lack of acknowledgement of the ontological nature of energy. For instance, what is gravity and magnetic field? Sure we can measure it. We feel and see its affect on objects and everyday life, but what is it ontologically. When gravity stretches across the solar system in the vacuum of space, what is being transmitted? Can we measure it en route? What is its substance? Furthermore, why does gravity exist? In other words, what is intrinsic about mass that produces gravity?