I think I might be onto something, it's getting easier to notice when I'm being patronising, at least when it's pointed out. Thanks for the reading material, and yes, it's my fault. I never intended to claim Newtonian mechanics got 'shitcanned', I understand about it being a limit case of GR, but I completely failed to take into account that the state of play may have changed significantly and that even 30 years ago, it may have been more complex than my rather classy high school physics, or the philosophy of science courses I took let on. All of that was quite stupid, and there may well be more stupid to come, Rome wasn't demolished in a day! Question: what's your take on Thomas Kuhn, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions? Also, split this off by all means if it's in the wrong place. I'm sorry to say I will be back.
Well, this is a significant improvement. Congratulations again.
I haven't read Kuhn, and probably won't anytime soon, given my school-related reading list. Maybe someone else here has?