dimreepr Posted January 11, 2012 Share Posted January 11, 2012 (edited) Whilst watching a program by the bbc's panorama series called "finding the higgs". I realised just how arrogant I've been on this forum, but just how much is this due to our culture? My sister has a phd and I remember a conversation she had with a friend of mine, where she had to defend herself against his ridicule in terms of "peer reviewed work". At the time this meant little to me, as I was trying to have my say. Now though with my experience on this forum it strikes me that science itself is partly to blame in as much as the "language" science uses, which is open to specious ridicule and argument and therefore in day to day life is easily dismissed. Programs like this are essential Imo in educating the mass' and eliminate idiots like me postulating with little or no real knowledge. Does this however in a way create the confusion in a recent bbc program called "a night in with the stars" presented by Prof Brian Cox in which I thought he explained that Pauli's principle means that every atom in the universe has a different energy level or spin and that changing the state of one atom would change that of every atom in the universe. This wasn't the case so I imagine this is a case of making it understandable to as many as possible. In conclusion: I think, programs of this sort is needed for education and understanding but science needs a language closer to that of us idiots... Edited January 11, 2012 by dimreepr Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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