Once again, something completely fundamental to our understanding of the universe gets smashed to bits by new discoveries. Knowing full well this kind of thing will happen time and time again, I really dont see how anybody can believe
anything about anything. At least, not with any degree of certainty. We really don't know feck all about the reality of the universe and its structure. We are but a tiny blip taking tiny measurements and doing tiny experiments that are all relative to us... and using the results to claim universal discovery. Personally, I find science ridiculously full of lulz. We havent even figured out our own planet and we think we can crack the mechanics that drive the universe.
Good luck science boffs. You're gonna need it.
Come on, we had that already
Science doesn't "believe". The principle of science is that scientists see a phenomenon and try to explain it. So based on the knowledge that worked good so far for other phenomenons they come up with a hypothesis/theory. And then comes the fun part: they're working on to disprove
their own theory. Science is a fundamental different approach to understanding the universe than believing.
And yet, we seem to be going backwards as far as human health and preservation of our planet are concerned. All I see is one step forward and two steps back. I know I sound like a moany old cynic, but these "discoveries" don't mean squat to me.
Well average life expectancy a thousand years ago was something like 35 years, so you would already be a fringe candidate to say "good bye", today, thanks to science, you still have an average of over 40 years before you in which you can enjoy, thanks to science, a few more nice chats about MMA and my rants about your rants about science in the Internet.
No different to "discovering" nuclear power and then having no clue at all what to do with the by-products of that discovery. How can any of this be considered "advancment"? We jump to hasty conclusions every time we make any kind of breakthrough... only for horrible side effects to be revealed in no time. Side effects which confuse us further as we didn't fully understand what we we're f*cking with in the first place.
But that's not "science" that's "human behaviour" which are two different things
Meanwhile, mental illness, cancer, environmental and social issues etc continue to plague us more and more with each year. Very REAL things that actually kill us.
Science is working on these fields a lot. But it's up to the people in the respective powers (which are not the scientists) to actually use the knowledge.
I'm sorry. But discoveries like this only fill me with dread.
Like I said, moany old cynic!
We have soft toilet paper thanks to science, that shouldn't fill you with too much dread grumpy old man
It's interesting... I'll give you that. But productive? I'm not so sure.
1000 years ago we understood a lot about the earth, animals and plants that grow on it. Knowledge that's been lost and replaced with mass production. In Britan, we burned all of this knowledge years ago and burned anybody who followed it on the stake calling them witches and devil worshippers.
Because modern science and in particular pharmaceutical companies are only interested in patents and money making, not advancement of the human race. At the end of the day, you cant patent herbs... but you can patent synthetic compounds. If somebody discovered a group of herbs that cured cancer, do yo think they would make that information public? Feck no. They would bury it and ruin the people who discovered it. The only science that gets advanced is patentable science. I dont consider this progress.
And again, that's not the fault of science, that's economics and human behaviour.
So, in closing, I really don't believe we are actually more advanced then we were 1000 years ago. I know that might sound preposterous to you, but its honestly how I feel.
Now, you can all proceed to laugh at me. I can take it.
Nah, it's not about laughing at you. I think it's pretty understandable to feel somewhat depressed when you look at the world, but you're making out the false causer if you're blaming science for it.