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It's a shame for the conspiracy theorists - but I love it.
Quote from: imatfaal on 20/04/2012 11:21:03It's a shame for the conspiracy theorists - but I love it.I have to say something about this comment Imatfaal. I am not quite sure what you mean, maybe 2012, Planet X or something like that. I think if you removed conspiracy you are now in the realm of criticising the method of science itself. Without theories what can we test. As for the conspiracy part of this, well to me conspiracy is a word that has been used to label people as crackpots. This is a subversive technique employed to dis-empower people with genuine questions whether from an educated or uneducated angle. If someone with an imagination theorizes that the possible cause of the anomalies could be an undiscovered planet then why not investigate or at least try to answer the question scientifically.Would it not be true to state that in some cases the data comes back and we think to ourselves, well that's so obvious and simple. In other cases the data comes back and we think, wow that's amazing even a imaginative theorist would not have come up with that one.
Quote from: Airthumbs on 25/04/2012 04:01:30Quote from: imatfaal on 20/04/2012 11:21:03It's a shame for the conspiracy theorists - but I love it.clip - breakthroughs in science do not come from maverick individuals working at odds to the world.
Quote from: imatfaal on 20/04/2012 11:21:03It's a shame for the conspiracy theorists - but I love it.clip - breakthroughs in science do not come from maverick individuals working at odds to the world.
When he published he had maths/physics degree and a phd and worked within a group of highly intellectual friends - he was revolutionary sure, possibly unique in the history of science; but he started from a position of knowing the basics and doing the sums. I didnt know of him having first ideas at 16 - but then Einstein delighted in stories of eccentricity and oddness (eg stance on socks).
Michael Faraday, Worked in a bookshop in London with virtually no formal education. Changed our world....
William Herschel, Composer with no education in Astronomy, discovered Uranus.
Srinivasa Ramanujan, Self taught mathematical genius.
Mary Anning, Sea shell collector who helped prove the existence of dinosaurs, "She sells seashells by the seashore"!!
Donald G. Harden, High school teacher who cracked the Zodiac Code.
Gregor Mendel, uneducated Monk, Discovery of Genetics.
All of the above people did not have access to the amazing resources we have at our fingertips today.
This forum for example. I am surrounded by a wealth of scientific information,that's what makes this site so cool. Not only that but questions can be answered so quickly compared to snail mail. My learning curve has been huge since I became a member.