Whats the worst that could happen?

“Gravitational waves are…ripples in the fabric of space and time”(Cho). Gravitational waves were only real in theory but one was detected for the first time in 2015 by LIGO(Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory). It was caused by 2 black holes swirling in very close proximity to one another.  LIGO may help advance remote-sensing or communications technologiesContinue reading “Whats the worst that could happen?”

We must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex.

The academic-military-industrial complex is Big Science as far as im concerned. During WW2 the federal government had to take unprecedented involvement in public affairs to win the war. It mobilized the general public, engineers, scientists and universities to contribute to the war effort. This then created the academic-military-industrial complex as the government gave massive amountsContinue reading “We must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex.”

Were F***ed

CRISPR is a gene editing tool where “scientists can quickly and precisely alter, delete, and rearrange the DNA of nearly any living organism”(Specter Pg. 7) CRISPR has many pros and cons. A benefit of CRISPR it that it “could be used to modify disease causing genes in embryos brought to term, removing the faulty scriptContinue reading “Were F***ed”

When science takes precedence over morality

Eugenics was a movement to “improve the human species through breeding.”(Denhoed Pg.2) Essentially a movement that sought to have biologically “unfit fit” people eliminated from the gene pool. This movement gained popularity in the US and Germany specifically in the early 20th century. In both counties many laws were drafted and passed that allowed sterilizationContinue reading “When science takes precedence over morality”

Covered in a Cloud of Aerosols?

There is sudden interest in Geo-Engineering for a few reasons. According to the Video with Clive Hamilton its mainly because we have shown that we can’t lower our carbon emissions to the level we need to to stop climate change.(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVKINPLa6nk) And the secondary reason is it gives wealthy/powerful polluters a good excuse to keep polluting.Continue reading “Covered in a Cloud of Aerosols?”

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Global Warming

Climate Science is often claimed to be in its infancy, but this is most clearly an outrageously false statement. Eunice Foote published “her 1856 paper about… A cylinder filled with carbon dioxide warmed even more, and, once removed from the light, ‘it was many times as long in cooling.’ She then reached a sweeping conclusion:Continue reading “How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Global Warming”

CAPITALISM LEADING TO CYBORG SUPERHUANS?

To preface this blogpost, I don’t recall reading anywhere that Harari claims science is an Imagined order and I personally am still not convinced that science by itself is an imagined order. If there is a quote from the book that says this i would very much like to know where it is.   ButContinue reading “CAPITALISM LEADING TO CYBORG SUPERHUANS?”

GLOBALIZATION IS INEVITABLE, DON’T FIGHT IT

Without money you have a barter economy where “every day the shoemaker and the apple grower will have to learn anew the relative prices of dozens of commodities.”(Harari Pg. 176) This was a very unreliable system which led to the advent of a single currency, money. “Money is thus a universal medium of exchange thatContinue reading “GLOBALIZATION IS INEVITABLE, DON’T FIGHT IT”

SCIENCE IS THE ANTI IMAGINED ORDER

An “imagined order”, is an abstract concept that doesn’t physically exist but homo sapiens can believe/agree that it exists. “The ability to transmit information about things that do not really exist”(Harari Pg. 37) Examples of imagined orders would be a business, a religion, and a nation. Imagines orders are so important because without them “MostContinue reading “SCIENCE IS THE ANTI IMAGINED ORDER”