Science is the language of nature. i can get by, ask where the train station is and such, but i have a very ignorant accent.

 

I am not a scientist. I do not pretend to be a scientist. ( Unless you count the doctor white robe but that's only when my wife has the cheerleader uniform on and it's not even Wednesday today.)

 

 

You cant sell news stories that have data and cautious predictions. Where is the panic? Where is the impending doom? C'mon people , give me something to work with here…

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I am not a scientist. I do not pretend to be a scientist.
( Unless you count the doctor white robe but that's only when my wife has the cheerleader uniform on and it's not even Wednesday today.)

I would say that I know a little bit more about science than your average man on the street, but that is just because I am a curious person and have this habit from my childhood to take things apart to see how they work. Science is basically taking the world apart to see how it works.

I do watch a lot of science documentaries but we all know these are half truths and the explanations are watered down and chewed up for you. I do find it a nice base to open new horizons and help me direct some of my extracurricular research, and I have learnt which production houses try to actually bring new and relevant information and which are following trends and recycling old misconceptions

When it comes to newspapers I am a bit less forgiving. Science is not a marketable issue and sometimes the truth is stretched beyond belief just to make some trendy "discovery" newsworthy.

With all that in mind, here are some of my thoughts. Mainly around the grey area that surrounds science and that most of us soak in, like a kiddy pool.

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I am here. But I am also there. You might be reading this article or maybe you are not and it is happening at the same time, but  it doesn’t really matter as this article just changed because you looked at it so you might as well start reading from the beginning."

The guy with the white coat is always right. That's what we were taught. I know it sounds simplistic and a bit naïve, but it is true. They have all these fancy letters riding on their names, they are so serious and look like they know what they are talking about. Basically that’s all we are looking for in a scientist. Somebody who is certain of what he says. And looks the part."

I do love progress. Not a joke. But you know what I don’t love? Swallowing frogs. Sorry, I am vegetarian and not even close to being French. And you know what I REALLY don’t love? Swallowing frogs in the name of progress.
Evolution is simple. If we don’t know how to separate the good from the bad, we don’t deserve progress. And we don’t. we have abused it,. We have become slaves to it, we have lost all sight of what is important in the name of it.

We can go back to the telegram days, when we used to count every word, synthesize every thought into the minimum number of words, and send semi enigmatic messages with abbreviation and..wait a minute…we ARE there! We have made a full circle in the world of global communication and we are back to the limitations and problems we had a hundred and fifty years ago. Progress is good. Really good. Because it DOES seem like there is some improvement when all along….progress is good. Progress should be a politician.