History of science

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History of science

Unread postby Zyxzevn » Mon May 08, 2017 7:39 pm

Just watched a bit of "Genius", a new series based upon the life of Einstein.
What became very clear is that the story is not so much about the ideas of
Einstein, but how him being Jew in Nazi Germany.

I always found it strange that Einstein's ideas were accepted without
adaptions or considerations. The mainstream sees Einstein as infallible.
Yet, the mainstream has much more resistance against the wave-nature
of matter. It is easy to proof and as is expressed in quantum physics.
There are many different interpretations.
Logically, one would expect many different interpretations of
Einstein's formula's, but there are none.
It is even worse: in quantum physics, only those based upon Einstein's
particle model are allowed.

It appears to me that during a crucial time,
the scientists were using the fight against Germany
to push the ideas of Einstein without real opposition.
The war and propaganda pushed away all alternatives.
In the movie the alternatives are represented by Germans.
Symbolically the atomic bomb even relates with Einstein's success (E=mc²).

Even if you want to oppose Einstein's ideas today, you are
literally fighting a war against the mainstream.

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Who controls the present controls the past.”

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Re: History of science

Unread postby Lloyd » Fri May 26, 2017 7:54 am

The CNPS Wiki intends to make good alternative theories public.
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Re: History of science

Unread postby Webbman » Fri Jun 16, 2017 5:15 am

in this world lies are more important than the truth. There is no science only the religion of science. Every good scientist is robbed and dismantled in some way. This is the history of it.
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Re: History of science

Unread postby jimmcginn » Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:42 am

Webbman wrote:in this world lies are more important than the truth. There is no science only the religion of science. Every good scientist is robbed and dismantled in some way. This is the history of it.


So true!

All scientific categories or flavors can be defined and categorized on the basis of which plainly false notions they maintain as being sacred, beyond dispute. (And when I say all I mean all, including EU with its irrational obsession with electricity.) I've noticed for some time now that the currently popular theoretical explanations in physics is largely fictitious (dualism, QM, bent space time, string theory, multiverses, etc.).

Reality is too mundane to serve as the basis for our scientific understanding of reality in the minds of most people. When given a choice between a fantastic but unreasonable explanation and a mundane but reasonable explanation humans will always choose the fantastic and unreasonable explanation. (EU exemplifies the truth of this statement.) The reason for this are buried deep in human evolution.

One of the myths of human evolution is that the process produced a rational end product. This is not true. Humans are not rational but can best be described as hyper-pseudo-rational. This means that humans believe they are rational but are oriented to intellectually create their own pseudo-reality. (And the prevailing pseodo-reality can often become incorporated into a culture's social contract.) This is the reason intelligent people like you and me that create rational but mundane explanations will unavoidably find ourselves at odds with science-based fantasy. Human hyper-pseudo-rationalism is the result of millions of years of communal selection. It's here to stay.

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