because I care: There seems to be an equally vicious anti-science thread in America right now, and I'm not sure what it would take to entirely counteract it.
Peki: Well, let's take telepathy because it will be the easy to start with. E=mc^2, right? Since c is a constant, essentially you're looking at the relationship between mass (density of matter) and energy. So all matter is energy, just in a particular state of vibration. In solids, you have small vibrations, in gases you have larger ones. Thoughts are simply patterns of firings in your brain, or brain waves, or vibrations/frequencies. Everyone's pattern is just a little bit different. But, if you can tune in to their patterns (via entangled particles or some other mechanism on a quantum level that we haven't yet discovered), then you might be able to read their thoughts--but not necessarily translate as everyone has their own mental shorthand. An example would be if you received me thinking about bleeding out. I might be thinking of this in terms of my pocketbook, while you're on the phone to 911 thinking I'm having a medical emergency.
Wellon Dowd: Science!
doglover: HighZoolander: doglover: you have to find a new angle that makes science into entertainment, competition, and accepts everyoneThat angle will never fly in conservative religious circles. They will never accept everyone, and they don't relish competition for the ideas that they peddle to their people.It may work though for the newly non-specific new-agey types (those who are religious but basically unaffiliated with a particular denomination - I forget the term for it right now), and hopefully those are in the majority these days...Nobody of any denomination has ever, even for a minute, doubted the efficacy of the physics of the knife. Why? Because every single cut they ever made was with a knife. The steel knife cuts longer than the bronze? Now we're in Chemistry. The switchblade fouls when the buck knife still cuts deer skin? Welcome to engineering. People lose fingers and die of sepsis when they don't wash out their cuts? Welcome to microbiology.Not even in the darkest of ages in this modern world will people doubt what they can see. If it works, it works. All you have to do is show people it works, and they'll come around to your way of thinking on their own. You can't force them with that undertone of negativity you've got goin' on there, however. That just makes people adamantly oppose you. You have to fight ignorance with feigned ignorance of your own and let your students lead themselves. That's the bloody Socratic method; Plato's Cave. Education 101 stuff.Just shouting "I'm right, you're stupid!" is for internet forums and Time Cubes.
Peki: Star Trek made shiat up. Now we have antimatter.
Flappyhead: I know this thread is about to get flooded with NDT hate but the guy does make science interesting. He's engaging, funny and plays a crowd very well. It's hard getting peoples attention for long these days and any way we can get kids interested in science is good IMHO.
Then I grabbed his balls like this and squeezed and I said, "Say it!
Say 'evolution is just a theory' one more time motherfarker."
Voiceofreason01: Empty H: Wellon Dowd: Science!No. Open toed shoes are not allowed in the lab.she's also not wearing safety glasses
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