When Will It Be Time To Throw Out The “Science” That Is No Longer Science?
As we approach the end of the decade, I am reminded of a joke from the 1990s, which I found especially touching.
The joke goes like this: I have a science test, and it’s about something called “carbon dating.”
The only way to understand what it is is to go to a museum, pick up a microscope, and look at some rocks.
The museum tells you the date it got them: it’s a few hundred thousand years old.
Then you ask them if you can do it with a hammer.
The answer is “no.”
They say, “Well, I don’t think we could possibly do that.”
You ask the museum to show you a sample, and they show you the sample.
The sample has a carbon date of about 14,000 years old, but the museum tells me that there is nothing there.
Is it possible that we’re wrong?
Can you find something that has that exact date?
Yes, of course.
That’s exactly what the Nobel Prize in Chemistry did.
The Nobel Prize said: We’re not trying to be scientific here.
We’re just asking you to consider the possibility.
And that’s what this new research is about.
So why is this so hard to understand?
It’s because we’ve been living in a world where everything has to be scientifically validated.
Everything that is measured and analyzed, every product sold, every food, every drug, every procedure used in medicine, every appliance, every machine, every piece of software, everything.
In the United States, that means everything that has ever been studied and tested.
In a sense, everything has been scientifically validated in the last few centuries.
That includes everything we’ve learned about our bodies, the chemistry of our blood, the mechanics of our muscles, the way our minds work, and so on.
We can’t really ask what this is about, and what it says about our society.
We’ve been studying the same stuff for the last 2,000 or 3,000,000 people on this planet, and we have not yet found anything about the origin of life.
In fact, the most famous and well-known example of a scientific question is that of the origin and origin of the universe.
There are many people who believe that the origin was a single event, that we created the universe by accident, and that there was an enormous explosion that formed the Earth, and all of this is true.
But that is a perfectly reasonable view, given the laws of physics.
If we were to try to test that, we would have to take the universe into account, and if it were to be true, we wouldn’t have enough information to say that it was true.
And then there’s the problem of how we’re supposed to reconcile the different aspects of that picture.
But we can’t.
We have to go back to the source of the problem.
The very fact that life has evolved into the complex, multicellular creatures that we see around us is proof that life is not an accident.
And there is evidence that indicates that we have a very good idea of how life began.
The origin of all life, including our own, is a question of theory and of evidence.
That is the question at the core of our scientific method, and the way that it works is by looking at how the evidence is consistent with the theory and with the evidence.
There is no doubt that the theory is correct, that the evidence supports it, and there is no question that the process of evolution and the processes that lead to new species is complex.
That complexity, however, has been the source for many of the great discoveries in science.
There was the theory of evolution that is based on the laws that describe the way things work.
There’s also the theory that describes how animals evolved from simpler, more primitive forms.
We don’t know enough about the processes leading to these changes to know how to explain them.
We do know that some of these changes are gradual, but that the overall pattern is that species develop rapidly and evolve quickly.
And so, the theory can’t explain everything.
We also don’t yet know everything that is going on in the physical universe.
The fact that the universe is billions of light years in length is not enough information for us to say with certainty that it is eternal.
And it turns out that this is precisely what is happening with the universe we live in.
As I said earlier, we’ve spent the last several hundred years observing our universe from a different perspective.
We know the laws and the physics of the cosmos, and even though we have this vast amount of data, we don’t have the complete picture of what’s going on.
In other words, we’re not really sure what the whole thing is about and what we are.
But the question is, what do we know about it?
There are several different ways that scientists try to answer that question.