10 Scientific Ideas That Scientists Wish You Would Stop Misusing
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15-04-2016, 05:09 PM
RE: 10 Scientific Ideas That Scientists Wish You Would Stop Misusing
(15-04-2016 04:10 PM)unfogged Wrote:  
(15-04-2016 04:07 PM)GenesisNemesis Wrote:  The idea that there's a "left brain/right brain" dominance is a myth.

along with "we only use 10% of the brain"
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16-04-2016, 02:41 AM
RE: 10 Scientific Ideas That Scientists Wish You Would Stop Misusing
(15-04-2016 04:10 PM)unfogged Wrote:  
(15-04-2016 04:07 PM)GenesisNemesis Wrote:  The idea that there's a "left brain/right brain" dominance is a myth.

along with "we only use 10% of the brain"


Still, I thought Lucy was a fun movie. Tongue


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Side note: Yo Marvel, where the fuck is our Black Widow movie!?

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16-04-2016, 02:52 AM
RE: 10 Scientific Ideas That Scientists Wish You Would Stop Misusing
(15-04-2016 04:10 PM)unfogged Wrote:  
(15-04-2016 04:07 PM)GenesisNemesis Wrote:  The idea that there's a "left brain/right brain" dominance is a myth.

along with "we only use 10% of the brain"

Some may use even less Wink

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16-04-2016, 07:02 PM
RE: 10 Scientific Ideas That Scientists Wish You Would Stop Misusing
(15-04-2016 04:10 PM)unfogged Wrote:  ...along with "we only use 10% of the brain"

I'm sorry, but I have to disagree with you on this.

C_o_t_W has proven in the past that he only uses 5% of his brain..... on a good day.

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16-04-2016, 07:05 PM
RE: 10 Scientific Ideas That Scientists Wish You Would Stop Misusing
(15-04-2016 06:52 AM)TheBeardedDude Wrote:  * climate vs weather
* probability
* statistics in general


It never fails in a conversation that people misunderstand the 10 terms/ideas from the article, plus a variety of others.

I really hate the "natural" one, and it goes along with "organic." Why are things that humans do, not considered "natural?" Aren't we a fucking part of nature?

I have always wanted to open an "unnatural foods" store. but instead we marked our eggs SO organic they are almost orgasmic!
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16-04-2016, 07:08 PM
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(15-04-2016 10:23 AM)SYZ Wrote:  
(15-04-2016 03:18 AM)Silly Deity Wrote:  Quantum Uncertainty and Quantum Weirdness

Everybody from Samuel Hahnemann to Deepak Chopra, Richard Hoagland, Gary Schwartz, Charles Berlitz, Dean Radin et al have claimed that "quantum mechanics" in its various forms somehow explains the inexplicable. It's like "we don't understand, so QM"... (the god of the gaps in scientific clothing?)

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16-04-2016, 09:12 PM
RE: 10 Scientific Ideas That Scientists Wish You Would Stop Misusing
(15-04-2016 04:10 PM)unfogged Wrote:  
(15-04-2016 04:07 PM)GenesisNemesis Wrote:  The idea that there's a "left brain/right brain" dominance is a myth.

along with "we only use 10% of the brain"

Because of statements like these many neurologists are warning that their field of science could be at risk to be become «the new phrenology» because of its treatment by popular media and poor vulgarisation efforts. Evolutionary psychology has the same issue. People like simple answers to big and complex issues and when it comes from science, albeit a horribly distorted and missrepresented version of it, they feel all the more secure.

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16-04-2016, 11:03 PM
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(15-04-2016 06:49 AM)The Organic Chemist Wrote:  
(15-04-2016 03:18 AM)Silly Deity Wrote:  
  • Organic

This one pisses me off. I have had people ask me when I tell them my field whether I am involved with the food.

Lol, I get a kick out of telling people that cyanide is organic.
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16-04-2016, 11:12 PM
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(16-04-2016 11:03 PM)Thumpalumpacus Wrote:  
(15-04-2016 06:49 AM)The Organic Chemist Wrote:  This one pisses me off. I have had people ask me when I tell them my field whether I am involved with the food.

Lol, I get a kick out of telling people that cyanide is organic.
That's weird. I just told Jigsaw that cyanide and arsenic are organic.
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16-04-2016, 11:15 PM
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That's not weird, that's fact. Smile
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