"Science is today's best guess."
which is what Dr. Tyson says all the time. Yes, new data can change understanding but you need to have good data and not just wild ass ideas.
"Science is today's best guess."
Theire is in that the lay speaker could go on to learn about that science.
I am begining to think very few people actual know what cargo cult means
Common Core teaches mathematics correctly. I'e.' In a way that teaches yo to quickly do it in your head.
I pity the people who are so mentally broken that don't realize that and don't understand that math is more the simple addition.
So all the lab test proving that CO2 absorbs IR wavelength in a predictable way are wrong?
to believe that there is a "Philosophical question regarding the origin of the Universe." Is, in itself, a religion.
The question will matter the moment you can tell us why there is a reason for the origin of the universe we currently live in.
"There is no proof, but it's a rational conclusion to believe that something did cause the Universe to exist. "
I philosopher probably would say that, but that would be an another example of why they are useless hanger ons to the historical coat tails of science.
Yes, there is proof. We are walking around in it. And yes, atheists do understand the something caused it. But there is a lot of evidence showing it was a natural something, and zero evidence it was a bi-product of intent.
"The question regarding the origin of the Universe is just one question where bias takes charge and science is put in the background."
False. there is a lot of sciecne regarding the origin of the universe. What we have is a bunch os people who get their panties in a bunch when it's pointed out there is zero evidence to support theire belief.
The science is well know. The vast majority of public debate isn't about anything debatable. It's one side making things up and the other using science. i.e. expermint, data, ect.
ON one side we ahve science, and verification from every major scientific health group in the world, that it is safe. On the other side you got FUD.
" Global Warming"
ON side has science, prediction, proof, the other side has people screaming nonsense.
Science and bias isn't why we can't have a rational debate.
How would you have a rational debate with someone who claims 2+2 = 5. No natter how many time you showed them it equals 4, they refuse to change? What do you do when the blame the status quo for not accepting his theory?
"Anyone that dares to challenge the status quo is attacked and ostracized."
False. challenge the status quo without good data is "attacked and ostracized." If you statement was true, science and out body of scientific knowledge wouldn't change, but it does change. Every day.
I am replying because it is wrong. Being wrong is not 'challenging the status quo' it's simple just wrong.
Except he is wrong on several points.
"While it is a fact that increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere leads, all else equal, to higher atmospheric temperatures, the idea that we can predict the impact of global warming"
If he mean prediction, as in 'it will be exactly 2.5 degree warmer(and not even a fraction of degree off), well then yes. But that's because he is using an incorrect word. He should be saying forecast and not predict. Just so you know, the forecasting to date has been pretty good, and gets refined with new data.
"This is how you get the phenomenon of philistines like Richard Dawkins and Jerry Coyne thinking science has made God irrelevant, "
Richard Dawkins has said, many times, that he is as sure their is no god as a sane person can be. New evidence may change that. He does say that God is irrelevant in understanding the universe.
" by definition, religion concerns the ultimate causes of things and, again, by definition, science cannot tell you about them."
Religion does not concern itself with ultimate causes. That is complete nonsense. It concerns itself with following an unprovable tenant.
Science can tell us about everything the religion claims has an effect.
" Both of them think science is like magic"
Please point to something that lets us know Dr. Tyson thinks science is magic? listen to the man every week, and I can't think of an example.
And yes, economics is a science. It makes prediction. I've seen economic principles applied to scientific fields.
He seems to thing science makes predictions. That is incorrect. There is a lot to science. In best case, it's make predictions. But gathering data is science, deriving forecast is science.
I wonder if he knows prediction have error bars?
Alternative: the summary is poorly written.
BTW: the summary is poorly written.
"but most of our 'pro-science' people are really pro-magic (and therefore anti-science). ""
Not understanding how science works doesn't make one pro magic.
I have, and I"m friends with many of them.
They use jargon in the field of expertise because it's specific and accurate.
"A lot of everyday science is NOT hard,"
If it is accurate and high quality, yes, it is hard.
I have done science with 10 year olds. IT's funny, but not exactly a high level quality. Kids not only have biases, they will also say what they think you want to hear.
BTW: All the scientist I know do not suck at other things. IN fact, they have a lot of interests there very knowledgeable.
And by scientist, I mean people paid to do science.
your post begs the question.
You are assuming there is a why. It just was is a perfectly good answer. Why implies a separate reasoning and intent.
The big bang is how the universe we know was created.
The Republic of Texas has its own power grid. I've heard rumors in the distance past that they have the ability to isolate their phone lines. I see no reason to doubt that they kept up with the times when it comes to the Internet.
Of course... it's just a rumor.
How fittin' it is that this tail comes on talk like a pirate day. The lubber has no idea what the crew has ready, once we host the jolly roger.
How the heck did ISIS make it up into orbit to attack the space station? You can't trust the Russkies, can you?
Next thing you know ISIS will be on the moon, and we'll have to bomb them.
It's not really extraordinary, but here you go:
parts of the world relate to each other? who would have thought?
"They are dangerous with high amounts of crime. "
"They discourage innovation"
More innovation happen becasue there is more communication.
" little room for building things"
depends on the city. Cities created to support manufacturing usually have a lot of ware housing, and older building; both of which are perfect for start ups.
" They have nosy neighbors who try to mandate what you can do in your own home."
when the byproduct of what you do leaves your walls, then they have every right to do that, and visa versa.
There are also nosy neighbors in the suburbs.
I'm no against suburbs. In fact, I love the suburbs, and hate living in cities.