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Something never seen before modern humanity, by any living creatrue.

Take a little stroll across the surface of mars in a time-lapsed 3 year hike from crater to crater.

http://io9.com/5848490/watch-mars-rover ... ee-minutes

The power of inquiry, folks.


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Nice

But science as dogma is just as bad as religious dogma.



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But science as dogma is just as bad as religious dogma.


Whoever holds the results of science dogmatically doesn't understand science.

edit- I followed the link but saw no dogma.


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I’m not sure exactly what Ant is referring to, but there is the tendency for some to “dogmatically” believe in science or some face thereof. Scientists are often as dogmatic about their own theories or established “laws” as are religious fanatics, sometimes fighting for years in defense of things that eventually turn out to be false. It is this dogmatic attitude displayed by some (certainly not all) researchers that gives fuel to the religionists, who often point to these uncertainties and contradictions in science as proof that their own theories should be given equal time. Of course, this is a specious argument, since even the most zealous of scientists will eventually be proven wrong if such is the case, whereas the religionists, who have been proven wrong time and time again, never alter their theories in accordance with actual empirical evidence. Still, I do believe it is accurate to say that some scientists can be dogmatic in their protection of established or personal theories, sometimes to the detriment of scientific advancement.

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Scientists are just people. That's why we need peer review.

There will always be the temptation to falsify data, or withold results which don't tell the story you are pushing.
Tobacco companies, pharmacudicals, pestacides, food packaging companies, all of them are pushing for profitability, not the truth.

http://www.wimp.com/badscience/

the process of science has no such bias. That's how we can tell for certain whether somebody HAS invented a more effective treatment for psychosis, or whether or not they really have invented a perpetual motion machine.

The very premise of peer review is that claims from scientists are never to be "believed". They are to be understood. And verified. And improved. That's why when new discoveries come out which challenge the old ways of doing things they are raked over the coals and inspected for any tiny crack in the methods which brought those results.

Because we aren't interested in accepting ideas for the sake of newness, or based on the authority of somebody's doctorate or education. Is what they said true? Can it be verified and confirmed?

That is the whole point. And where dogma is introduced, the path to truth has been abandoned.


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http://www.wimp.com/quantumlevitation/

Levitation!

It's what makes your bullet train go vroom!


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Levitation! It's what makes your bullet train go vroom!


I've been familiar with the concept for years, but had never seen a representational closeup demonstration until now. That was (literally) cool! Thanks for posting it.


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here's some more on levitation

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/10/2 ... =spotlight


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Check out the Aurora from the international space station.

Coolest video you will see today. Seriously.

http://io9.com/5859010/were-99-certain- ... t-recorded


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With the help of a filter that won't let anything through larger than 15nm, this man says he can get clean potable water to the entire world with just 20 billion dollars.

http://www.wimp.com/waterworld/

thanks science!


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... claims from scientists are never to be "believed". They are to be understood. And verified. And improved.


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How about replacing your power grid with plate glass windows of a sky scraper?

Or your picture window at home?

http://www.wimp.com/freeenergy/

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SCIENCE!


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Here's a video explaining how special and general relativity are used in our every day lives.

http://www.dump.com/2011/10/18/gps-and- ... ity-video/

GPS only works because of Einstein. Check it out!


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Need to place an anonymous call?

http://www.dump.com/2011/12/09/kelly-ri ... ide-video/


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johnson1010 wrote:
... claims from scientists are never to be "believed". They are to be understood. And verified. And improved.


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What is the contradicting evidence that a supreme intelligence does not exist?
Please provide evidence. Thanks



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