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21-09-2013, 10:53 AM
Has science gone too far ?


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21-09-2013, 10:59 AM
RE: Has science gone too far ?
(21-09-2013 10:53 AM)H2O2 Wrote:  


This is the problem with nomenclature Mad Scientists are usually just Insane Engineers. They test no hypotheses, follow no method, they just build a giant death machine to destroy the world.

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21-09-2013, 11:11 AM
RE: Has science gone too far ?
No.

Not far enough, in regards to the title. One of the reasons I believe in interplanetary colonization is that I such technologies as nanotechnology and genetic engineering should be practiced off-world.

I don't know what that has to do with the video, I am responding to the titling. Thumbsup

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21-09-2013, 12:35 PM
RE: Has science gone too far ?
Science is in it's infancy.
Most of the world is still delusional.
The Singularity may near, but it ain't here yet.

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24-09-2013, 04:52 PM
RE: Has science gone too far ?
Science seems to have gone too far with CERN, where "scientists" are purported to be flirting with making "the God particle" or mini-black holes. Insatiable curiosity without rational reflection could be very dangerous.

Since the whole universe seems to have spawned from a cosmic hiccup, just how do we know we can't do that?!
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24-09-2013, 05:00 PM
RE: Has science gone too far ?
Yes, if science merges in to scientism, with not one iota of concern for matters that may transcend the secular scientific method, devoid of any intuition, metaphor, sense of awe, and lack of egocentricity, then IMHO it does risk going too far.
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24-09-2013, 05:08 PM
RE: Has science gone too far ?
(24-09-2013 04:52 PM)andrewboston Wrote:  Science seems to have gone too far with CERN, where "scientists" are purported to be flirting with making "the God particle" or mini-black holes. Insatiable curiosity without rational reflection could be very dangerous.

Since the whole universe seems to have spawned from a cosmic hiccup, just how do we know we can't do that?!

Scare quotes around the word 'scientists'? Really?

And the Higgs Boson has been discovered, no flirting. Do try to keep up, will you? Drinking Beverage

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24-09-2013, 05:22 PM (This post was last modified: 24-09-2013 06:25 PM by Bucky Ball.)
RE: Has science gone too far ?
(24-09-2013 04:52 PM)andrewboston Wrote:  Science seems to have gone too far with CERN, where "scientists" are purported to be flirting with making "the God particle" or mini-black holes. Insatiable curiosity without rational reflection could be very dangerous.

Since the whole universe seems to have spawned from a cosmic hiccup, just how do we know we can't do that?!

Clearly you don't get what the term "god particle" means.
No one is "flirting" with anything. The Higgs boson, (which was confirmed in 2013)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Higgs_boson was predicted as part of the Standard Model, and if the Higgs Field was true, they expected to see one. Discovery of what already exists in nature is not "flirting". We "make" things all the time,
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_God_Par...uestion%3F

The mini black hole thing was a tempest in a teapot.
http://press.web.cern.ch/backgrounders/safety-lhc

In the "Singularity is Near", Kurzweil's great graphs and charts demonstrate the long logarithmic timeline that has culminated in human knowledge now doubling every 10 (or so) years. It's in a parabolic upswing. The benefits of that have just begun to be seen. 50 years from now, we will have nano-technologies which interface with our brains, and we will be a mix of biological/machine beings, which can plug into a network for our daily update of all the discoveries of the last 24 h, every book ever written, our "evolution update" for all our biological systems, and every scholarly journal, book and news update, ever written. Science has just begun i't's reign. The ancient mythologies ruled for thousands of years. Science will rule for billions of years. 1000 years from now, human/machine beings will look back at this transitional period and laugh at the ancient garbage supposedly "modern" humans said they "believed", and we will be considered "the Dark Ages".

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24-09-2013, 06:10 PM
RE: Has science gone too far ?
(24-09-2013 04:52 PM)andrewboston Wrote:  Science seems to have gone too far with CERN, where "scientists" are purported to be flirting with making "the God particle" or mini-black holes. Insatiable curiosity without rational reflection could be very dangerous.

Not quite.

If you're talking about the Higgs Boson we made one.

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