Science is no longer the mere study of the things around us. It has spread well beyond that

February 28, 2015, 11:23 am

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The debate "Science is no longer the mere study of the things around us. It has spread well beyond that" was started by Satvik_Soni on February 28, 2015, 11:23 am. 35 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 9 people are on the disagree side. That might be enough to see the common perception. It looks like most of the people in this community are on the agreeing side of this statement.

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Satvik_Soni, Egert_Clueless, Mr_Anonymous, Hjkp98, priyanshukedia, Carina, Vivinary, PsychDave, LeaderOfDiscussion, Biotic, Blindness, Noel, parbelsaha, braxton414, renatus8993, stantinou93, sdiop and 18 visitors agree.
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@psychdave
You're right.
Read books like The Grand Design and A brief history of Time and you'll be clear about what we need to say

4 years, 7 months ago

All those things are around us, and we observe them with tools no less than we used to measure the more primitive phenomenon you mentioned. Telescopes and older tools. And all those advanced particle physics and astrophysics still study things around us. The sun is no less around us than the galaxy or galactic super cluster.

4 years, 7 months ago

When science began, it was searching for answers about visible things. Why does the sun rise? Why does the moon go through phases? When you drop something, why does it fall and how fast? Now we are looking into things that are impossible to see with the naked eye, and even things that are impossible to see at all. What are atoms made of? How did the universe start? We have gone past just looking at what is around us and finding explanations and moved to looking for new problems to solve and questions to answer.

4 years, 7 months ago

In what way? This seems like a faulty argument. I'm skeptical. But I'd like the reasoning unpacked before I settle in this place.

4 years, 7 months ago
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