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A Science Minute

Is Science the Only Standard for Truth?


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henris42

Paranormal Novice
Just a comment on the poll so far. I'm particularly impressed with the lone vote for firsthand experience. Although it could also have been mushed in with the "science isn't the only tool we have" option, IMO the vote for firsthand experience makes a definitive statement that recognizes that firsthand experience can represent truths that science and other types of intellectual investigation simply cannot provide a "Standard of Truth" for, particularly when it comes to the way that we perceive, visualize and feel about certain things.
Yes, but I think we are kind of putting science into a box.

History has shown, that science can open its mind and welcome new ideas. If what we observe today is something science cannot understand today, it does not mean it cannot understand it tomorrow. Just think about Newton vs Einstein.

There will be new science, that can be eventually used to explain what we experience and see. But it needs vision, thinking outside of box!

Scientifically, we already have ideas around light speed. Around time we have really nothing (I don't like this block time idea, we just cannot live in universe like that!).

I'm optimistic that there will be new physics, that can both explain what we see, and also help humanity go to the stars..

//HS
 

jscot

Paranormal Novice
Science is not static. It is always evolving and changing with new discoveries. Even science deniers are using the neurons and receptors in their brains to deny. :confused: We are swimming in science!
 

USI Calgary

J. Randall Murphy
Staff member
Science is not static. It is always evolving and changing with new discoveries. Even science deniers are using the neurons and receptors in their brains to deny. :confused: We are swimming in science!
Science is definitely cool, but it bothers me when it's used for propping up politics, profits, and conflict. Another problem is that it tends to be overly reductive. We've all seen a movie with a brilliant but otherwise naive scientist who makes some amazing discovery only to have it turned into a weapon or hidden away in a vault to prevent a loss of profits. There's a lot of biopolitics going on with COVID-19 and a lot of ecopolitics going on with climate change. I love science, but sometimes I don't think humans can handle the responsibility it brings, and that burden isn't getting any smaller.

 
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henris42

Paranormal Novice
Few days ago, there was a very interesting paper accepted, that proposes that time, like inertia is a field. It ticks really really fast, much faster than Planck time.

This would kinda indicate per standard theory, that there are time particles - chronotons and anti-chronotons at least. Those particles would be in very high energies indeed..

Maybe Star Trek Voyager was right?

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USI Calgary

J. Randall Murphy
Staff member
Few days ago, there was a very interesting paper accepted, that proposes that time, like inertia is a field. It ticks really really fast, much faster than Planck time. This would kinda indicate per standard theory, that there are time particles - chronotons and anti-chronotons at least. Those particles would be in very high energies indeed. Maybe Star Trek Voyager was right?

Interesting. Thanks for posting it. The concept of time is actually very simple. Time = change. Change includes any and all kinds of change applicable to the measurement, e.g. position, velocity, momentum, energy, mass, radioactive decay, whatever the case may be. Zero change = zero time. Describing the changes in detail and explaining why there is change in the first place is a whole other matter. Nobody has that all figured out.
 


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