Andrey (azangru) wrote,
Andrey
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There is something nagging me about this short diatribe by Neil deGrasse Tyson. For one, he seems to be saying that today’s attitude of general population towards science is somehow "worse" than it was at some undefined time in the past. Is there any evidence for this apart from deGrasse Tyson’s own recollections? Secondly, he insists that the general population should become "scientifically literate", but what does this mean exactly, apart from placing your faith in people who call themselves scientists, and repeating words and numbers after them (the famous e = mc^2 that deGrasse Tyson mentions — how many people who spew this formula can explain what it means, exactly)?

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    This is bullshit, right? Immediately after the 1917 revolution education was in shambles. And there were still several years of the civil war to…

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    I was stumped by the asterisks in the second bleeped word. Could only think of hand, but that's not what it was. In any case, it's a perfectly…

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    Which/whose corporate interests is he talking about? Which corporations are interested in what? I am so confused.

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  • (no subject)

    This is bullshit, right? Immediately after the 1917 revolution education was in shambles. And there were still several years of the civil war to…

  • (no subject)

    I was stumped by the asterisks in the second bleeped word. Could only think of hand, but that's not what it was. In any case, it's a perfectly…

  • (no subject)

    Which/whose corporate interests is he talking about? Which corporations are interested in what? I am so confused.