why is science important?

Discussion in 'Science & Society' started by Tedman"Xp", Jan 28, 2002.

  1. Tedman"Xp" Registered Senior Member

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  3. (Q) Encephaloid Martini Valued Senior Member

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    Are you serious?

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    I can't imagine you are. Therefore a silly question should receive an equaly silly answer.

    Anyone wish to take a stab at a it?

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  5. Tedman"Xp" Registered Senior Member

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    That's what i wanted but seriously i need everyone's opinion.
    Would you mind?

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  7. Counterbalance Registered Senior Member

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    Tedman"Xp"

    Don't mind "Q." He's just being Q-ish today.

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    Plenty of people here who can give you varying opinions on the importance of Science. If I have time later I'll share a bit myself.

    ~~~

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  8. Tedman"Xp" Registered Senior Member

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  9. Porfiry Nomad Staff Member

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    It's "important" because it is a weapon in the sociopolitical game of life.
     
  10. (Q) Encephaloid Martini Valued Senior Member

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    Don't mind "Q." He's just being Q-ish today.

    Thanks! The world would be a better place if more people were 'Q-ish.'

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    Plenty of people here who can give you varying opinions on the importance of Science

    Few people here can offer valid opinions because science, in this forum, is used to debate religion. Those that can offer valid opinions are those that do not debate science and religion.
     
  11. Porfiry Nomad Staff Member

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    How does engaging in religious debate invalidate one's opinions of science? Are you suggesting that those who defend science from attack are precisely the people who should not be doing so, because their opinions are invalid? And that those whose opinions are worth noting are precisely the people who refuse to share their opinions?
     
  12. (Q) Encephaloid Martini Valued Senior Member

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    Perhaps I've not worded my response correctly. I'm suggesting that scientists do not waste their time with meaningless debates about religion. There is already far too much relevant scientific literature in the world for one individual to absorb and comprehend. Why waste time on the rest?

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  13. daktaklakpak God is irrelevant! Registered Senior Member

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    Do you consider accessing Internet, driving, having lights after dark, cooking, drinking, breathing, watching TV/movie important?

    If no, then science is not important to you.
     
  14. Chagur .Seeker. Registered Senior Member

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    Tedman"Xp" ...

    Science is no more important than religion.

    Engineering ... Now that's something else!

    No modern world without it.

    Take care

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  15. spacecat27 Registered Member

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    Science- from the Latin scienta meaning "to know".... is knowledge. More specifically, it is 'organized' knowledge. At the core of this knowledge, are laws and principles that have been in place and been in action since the beginning of the universe- things like gravity, thermodynamics, electromagnetism, and so forth- can be understood and used by man- but they cannot be changed by man..... they will still be around long after we're gone.

    So science is important because it seeks to explain the fundamentals of existence. Of course, that is why it is often in competition with relgion which seeks to do the same using faith instead of facts. But- these human creations like religion, government, law, politics.... are quite insignificant compared to say, gravity.
     
  16. Mr. G reality.sys Valued Senior Member

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    Oh, my, Chagur:

    So, you are saying that you are equally willing to fly in any airplane irregardless of whether its aerodynamic behavior is based souly on faithfully revealed principles or soley on empirically revealed principles? No difference?
     
  17. goofyfish Analog By Birth, Digital By Design Valued Senior Member

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    ARRRRGHHH!!

    A perfectly valid and thoughtful question, killed in the prime of its life by a single word.
    (pet peeve. please ignore my outburst.)

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    By the way: "engineering." He drives the choo-choo so it's not fair to ask a question concerning aerodynamics.

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    Peace.
     
  18. Chagur .Seeker. Registered Senior Member

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    My oh my ...

    "... based souly on faithfully revealed principles ... "

    That's even worse than "irregardless", Goofyfish.

    But then ... it's obvious neither of you are engineers
    ... rather 'Priests of Science' ... Or at least acolytes.

    I'll willingly fly in any aircraft that a test pilot, usually
    an engineer, certifies.

    Take care

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  19. Mr. G reality.sys Valued Senior Member

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    "...irregardless..." adj. & adv. appears in the dictionary, as does "ain't". It appears to be a blending of irrespective and regardless.

    Language is not an exact science, you see.

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  20. Tristan Leave your World Behind Valued Senior Member

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    (Shuffle, Scruffle, Kaplunk) (Swish, Swash, Kaboom!)

    Wheres my Carl Sagan Books..............

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    (Dont have time, Have to go to school)
     
  21. TruthSeeker Fancy Virtual Reality Monkey Valued Senior Member

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    This is what Science is...

    Hello!!!
    Here I am, where I should be...

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    Hi goofyfish! Hi Q!...

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    Well, Tedman"Xp", it seems that people that know Science very well are not explaining it very much to you...
    Well, this is it:

    Science, originally, is one of the two paths to the Truth. The other one is Religion. Science was created by skeptics (people that can only believe in what they say) to give an explanation about the Universe. The first Scientists don't even believed in atoms and those kind of thing that we can't see with our eyes (as many people today don't believe in God...

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    ). The answer for the old childish questions such as "Who am I?" and "What I am doing here?". Along with some of the answers (not those there as those we didn't found yet WITH SCIENCE), came things such as technology. Technology is not so bad until you have some tons of junk which you can't put anywhere and when it is not harmful. Any of these two, is a sign of the human ignorance.

    Religion seeks the same thing, but using the opposite path. I won't talk about it, as you asked for Science...

    Here is a diagram to see it clearly:
    Religion
    ............\
    .............Truth
    ............/
    Science

    We forgot a little bit of Religion, but the "emotionalism" as some say will eventually come back as we see its necessity... We should be more aware about ourselves and the world we live in, and it's what Religion gives...

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    Blessings,
    Nelson
     
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2002
  22. Mr. G reality.sys Valued Senior Member

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    There is at least a third path to Truth: speaking before a live audience.

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  23. TruthSeeker Fancy Virtual Reality Monkey Valued Senior Member

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    I agree with Mr.G...

    Yeah... and if you feel nervous, you can imagine them naked...

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    It usually works for me... unless there are only women in the audience... than I can't control myself...

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    ...
    Just kidding...

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    ...
    :bugeye:

    Blessings...

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    Nelson
     

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