02 SEP 2016 by ideonexus

 Rationalia VS the Abuse of Science

Neil DeGrasse Tyson's Rationalia > Contrast > Abuse of Science in Politics
Folksonomies: science governance
Folksonomies: science governance
25 JAN 2014 by ideonexus

 Language Impacts Thought

Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis > Example/Illustration > Example of How Language Affects Thought
Example of how language biases the way we think in science.
Folksonomies: science language example
Folksonomies: science language example
30 DEC 2013 by ideonexus

 Science and Xenophobia

Solving Xenophobia > Conclusion > Science is a Multi-National Culture
Science knows no nations.
Folksonomies: science peace
Folksonomies: science peace
27 DEC 2013 by ideonexus

 Conversation is Anti-Science

Popular Science Shuts Down Comments > Additional Support/Evidence > Conversation is the Nemesis of Scientific Thinking
Subject to hearsay and unverifiability, casual conversation unravels scientifically established ideas.
Folksonomies: science conversation
Folksonomies: science conversation
10 DEC 2013 by ideonexus

 Science and Religion

Why Science and Religion are Irreconcilable > Contrast > Appreciate the Beauty of Wrong Ideas
Irreconcilable, but that does not make one wrong?
Folksonomies: science religion
Folksonomies: science religion
18 NOV 2013 by ideonexus

 Dyson Spheres

Dyson Spheres > Summary > Dyson Spheres
Original quote from Freeman Dyson and a summary from Carl Sagan.
31 JUL 2013 by ideonexus

 Scientific Semantics Versus Public Semantics

Science Manipulates Language to Make it More Precise > Example/Illustration > The Difference in How the Public and Scientists Use "Theory"
Science works from existing language and makes it more specific. This causes problems with words like "velocity" and "theory" when communicating with muggles.
Folksonomies: science language semantics
Folksonomies: science language semantics
23 MAR 2013 by ideonexus

 Science Must Learn from Chinese History

Science Cannot have Creeds > Example/Illustration > Chinese Cultural Innovations Turned to Ritual
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

 Science as a Candle in the Dark

Science as a Candle in the Dark > Similarity > Discoveries Open Doors to More Discoveries
Diderot and Davy both use the metaphor that Carl Sagan uses for his book and Asimov also references.
Folksonomies: science metaphor
Folksonomies: science metaphor
12 DEC 2011 by ideonexus

 Ancient Knowledge at the Library of Alexandria

Alexandria's Promise of a Brilliant Scientific Civilization > Example/Illustration > Ionian Science
What fantastic ancient knowledge was lost with the destruction of the Library of Alexandria? A survey of Ionian Science gives us some hints.