Why do most people find science boring?

Discussion in 'General Science & Technology' started by Magical Realist, Oct 19, 2014.

  1. krash661 [MK6] transitioning scifi to reality Valued Senior Member

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    so you're ranting and raving, ridiculing science , only because no one accepted you as an authority or praised you ?
     
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  3. paddoboy Valued Senior Member

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    Perhaps, more to the point, is that it is your life that is irrelevant to humanity as a whole.
     
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  5. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

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    I find preaching boring. The kind of preaching that proclaims I am an immoral person because I don't worship science as "THE WAY, THE TRUTH, and THE LIGHT." I already dispensed with ONE religion from my life. I don't need to fall for another one called Scientism.
     
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  7. krash661 [MK6] transitioning scifi to reality Valued Senior Member

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    so you're ranting and raving, ridiculing science , only because no one accepted you as an authority or praised you ?
     
  8. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

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    As is yours as well. You are only one 7 billionth of the total of human life. As I am too. Do you think your life will impact overall humanity in any significant way? Probably not.
     
  9. krash661 [MK6] transitioning scifi to reality Valued Senior Member

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    so you're ranting and raving, ridiculing science , only because no one accepted you as an authority or praised you ?
     
  10. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

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    Corporations pay well, especially when you toe the line and do what your told to do. See Enron, Goldman Sachs, the Koch Brothers, Monsanto, etc.
     
  11. billvon Valued Senior Member

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    They pay even better when you don't tow the line - and make them millions.
     
  12. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    I think doing what you are told to do pretty much describes any company or workplace doesn't it?
     
  13. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

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    Yes, conformity is the general rule for corporate success in this world.
     
  14. krash661 [MK6] transitioning scifi to reality Valued Senior Member

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    so you're ranting and raving, ridiculing science , only because no one accepted you as an authority or praised you ?
     
  15. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    Doesn't doing what you are told apply to pretty much any job including cutting someone's grass or fixing someone's plumbing?
     
  16. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

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    I don't know. Depends on the job I guess. You can always influence your customer to do things you want in the way you want by offering expert advice.
     
  17. krash661 [MK6] transitioning scifi to reality Valued Senior Member

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    ok, i just wanted to make sure it is that you're ranting and raving, ridiculing science , only because you need to fill that emptiness from no one praising you
     
  18. Russ_Watters Not a Trump supporter... Valued Senior Member

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    Irony:
     
  19. billvon Valued Senior Member

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    And you can do the same thing in the corporate world.
     
  20. C C Consular Corps - "the backbone of diplomacy" Valued Senior Member

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    I wouldn't attribute info-gluttony to a single motive or explanation. For the sake of their craft, writer / artist wannabes are pack-rats for hording stores of facts that would seem superfluous to a mundane life (Woody Allen was one of those). As well, media hosts and interviewers interact with a wide variety of experts. Spurring personal fears of looking like a complete idiot when responding to / interrogating celebrity intellectuals and the skilled elite ("Dick Cavett syndrome"). If they originally numbered among the socially inept in school, then that future quest for becoming a suave knowledge navigator in the future drives their hunger for data (whether they ever wind-up with such careers or not).
     
  21. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    This is getting weird. Facts are "knowledge from experience", they are essential in the process of "applied skills" (applied science).

    If you love trees, as I do, when you know how each species of tree managed to survive for millions of years, does that itself not enhance YOUR experience of YOUR interaction with that tree, at both intellectual and emotional level? I lived with trees, I built a log cabin where we lived for 5 years, ran 100 chickens, had 2 ponies, 2 goats, 2 shepherds.
    5 of the best years of my life.

    There are isolated tribes who encourage tree hugging as a fertility rite. All forest dwellers are knowledgeable about their forest, don't complain to city-folk that your knowledge of trees is wasted in a concrete city environment. You like Trees? Go live with them, I am sure they will shelter and protect you and, in the end, even use your molecules to grow another 1/2". An excellent symbiotic relationship.

    I often cite the honey bee as an example of a succesful symbiotic relationship. The bee has become the sexual messenger and pollinator of flowering plants. Sweet honey and living among magical colors are the bee's reward.

    IMO, all these philosophical discussions are about "All knowledge is vain, save when there is work" (Gibran)
     
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  22. paddoboy Valued Senior Member

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    Agreed, and that's the point I'm making. Science though certainly does have an impact, and benefits, and always will. :shrug:
    To deny that is to reveal some sort of large chip on your shoulder.
     
  23. paddoboy Valued Senior Member

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    Your the one preaching...Your the one going from thread to thread pushing your anti science nonsense...Your the one illogically railing against anything that smells like science..
    Science is not religion..religion has fixed beliefs...Science has adaptable theories dependent on knowledge gained, observations and the result of experiments. Science benefits. Live with it.
    What is this chip you have on your shoulder?
     

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