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    Default Science is nothing more than magic that actually works.

    Analyze the validity of that sentence.

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    As a scientist, I will accept this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by onemoretime View Post
    Analyze the validity of that sentence.
    'Magic' is usually something that forms from nothing. Science forms from observation and mathematics, simulations and inference. Mathematics is magical, the world around us is magical, so deep down inside, science is also magical.
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    Quote Originally Posted by onemoretime View Post
    Analyze the validity of that sentence.
    Science doesn't work. Technology works. Get it right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Liquid_Laser View Post
    Science doesn't work. Technology works. Get it right.
    Quit splitting hairs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by onemoretime View Post
    Quit splitting hairs.
    There is a big difference between science and technology. It's not splitting hairs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by onemoretime View Post
    Analyze the validity of that sentence.
    I concur.

    When I was completing my undergraduate degree (B.S. in MIS) one of my elective classes was a Mythology class. The professor was a young female graduate student, very bright, very well read, and a very nice looking young lady who had a dickhead for a boyfriend.

    In one of her lectures she said:

    "Mythology is the science of ancient people. They sought to understand the world they lived in with the information they had, their observations, and then guessed at what they did not know. Now we do that with electron microscopes, and satellites, and mass spectrometers, and our guesses are much better than in the past, and our sense of the world very accurate when compared to past understandings. But in two to five thousand years, the people that look back at us in this time will think our science to be as silly as many of the myths of our ancestors are to us now."

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Liquid_Laser View Post
    There is a big difference between science and technology. It's not splitting hairs.
    The only distinction is application, and that's not a distinction that's important in analyzing this statement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by onemoretime View Post
    The only distinction is application, and that's not a distinction that's important in analyzing this statement.
    It depends on your definition of science. In my mind science has been around for a few hundred years, while technology has been around for thousands. Technology has been working long before science came around.

    If on the other hand your definition of science includes things like praying to the gods and then discovering how to make fire, then I can't disagree with you. In that case science really is magic that works.
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    Magic is nothing more than science that is not yet understood.

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