What are the Laws of Nature?July 1, 2021
The constant ratios found between natural events and generalized by induction are the laws of nature. These ratios, which are independent of human consciousness and are objectively immanent in natural events, are called natural laws or natural laws.
The existence of these laws made by nature, which was against what the Greeks put it, was felt by the people of very ancient times. The Greeks expressed this unfailing order in nature with the term harmony. For this adaptive order to take place, there had to be a fundamental, necessary, consistent and regular dependence between natural phenomena or between the various aspects of a natural phenomenon.
The laws of nature were derived from the observation of this necessary and objective adherence. There had to be a proportional relationship between natural events so that such an adaptive order could take place. For example, a Greek scholar named Archimedes found a proportional relationship between the weight of the water displaced by an object immersed in water and the weight of that object.
When these proportional relations were examined, it was seen that three kinds of laws were valid in nature:
Laws valid in certain events and specific to those events only,
General laws applicable to a greater number of events,
Universal laws that apply to all events.
The three great laws explained by dialectical materialism (the law of unity and struggle of opposites, the law of transition from quantity to quality, the law of negation of negation) are universal laws valid in all fields of nature, social and consciousness.
Prepared by: Sociologist Ömer Yıldırım