02 SEP 2016 by ideonexus
25 JAN 2014 by ideonexus
Example of how language biases the way we think in science.
30 DEC 2013 by ideonexus
Science knows no nations.
27 DEC 2013 by ideonexus
Subject to hearsay and unverifiability, casual conversation unravels scientifically established ideas.
10 DEC 2013 by ideonexus
Irreconcilable, but that does not make one wrong?
18 NOV 2013 by ideonexus
Original quote from Freeman Dyson and a summary from Carl Sagan.
31 JUL 2013 by ideonexus
Science works from existing language and makes it more specific. This causes problems with words like "velocity" and "theory" when communicating with muggles.
23 MAR 2013 by ideonexus
The Chinese were an incredibly advanced civilization, with writing, printing presses, and medicinal knowledge, but their discoveries turned to rituals without understanding or new growth. If science education becomes ritual, through rote memorization, it will suffer the same fate. Science is a process, not a body of knowledge.
24 APR 2012 by ideonexus
Diderot and Davy both use the metaphor that Carl Sagan uses for his book and Asimov also references.
12 DEC 2011 by ideonexus
What fantastic ancient knowledge was lost with the destruction of the Library of Alexandria? A survey of Ionian Science gives us some hints.