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Science is a verb

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Further to “Naturalism only ever really had one strong idea: Ban ideas,” the new British school guidelines enshrining naturalism reminded me of something—by being the exact opposite. And I couldn’t really remember at first what it was.

Then I did: My old high school science teacher! He used to say, “Science is a verb.” He would have had no use for all this because, to him, science was the experiments a scientist does, and the information that results from them.

With him, every class was a lab or preparation for one. We learned what science was by doing it. (Today, he once told me, he wouldn’t even be allowed to teach that way. Too dangerous, they say.)

I don’t know what he thinks about evolution, but I bet he wouldn’t set much store by a science that lacks a subject (extraterrestrials, subhumans, etc.), about which you can’t do any experiments (evolutionary psychology, crackpot cosmology), that cuts the ground out from under the idea that we can really know anything (the latest nonsense about how the human mind doesn’t really exist).

The biggest problem with the new British science standards is that they would allow for all types of naturalist nonsense—and create barriers to critiquing it. Wonder who benefits from that?

See also: The Science Fictions series at your fingertips (cosmology).

The Science Fictions series at your fingertips (origin of life)

The Science Fictions series at your fingertips (human evolution)

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3 Replies to “Science is a verb

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    Mung says:

    Science is a verb, and is it just me or is there a single species that “does science.” I wonder what the evolutionary explanation is for that. Whatever it is, it probably ranks right up there with evolutionary explanations for religion.

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    bornagain77 says:

    As to:

    “My old high school science teacher! He used to say, “Science is a verb.” He would have had no use for all this because, to him, science was the experiments a scientist does, and the information that results from them.”

    Seems your old high school teacher would have got along very well with Richard Feynman:

    The Scientific Method – Richard Feynman – video
    Quote: ‘If it (your hypothesis) disagrees with experiment, it’s wrong. In that simple statement is the key to science. It doesn’t make any difference how beautiful your guess is, it doesn’t matter how smart you are who made the guess, or what his name is… If it disagrees with experiment, it’s wrong. That’s all there is to it.”.’
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OL6-x0modwY

    One of the ‘weird’ things about Darwinian evolution is that there is no experimental evidence, from four decades of lab work) to substantiate it (Behe: The First Rule). And although the numbers, coming from experimental evidence, against Darwinian evolution ever happening are overwhelming, (Murray, Dembski, Axe, Behe, etc.. etc..), Darwinists have pretended as if these gargantuan odds against their ‘guess’ are of no concern.

    Dumb and Dumber ‘There’s a Chance’ – video
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KX5jNnDMfxA

    Yet, despite this bizarre scenario where Darwinists are in complete denial of reality, I think Feynman and you old high school science teacher would both be pleased that science has progressed to the point to show that Darwinism is wrong because it disagrees with experiment.

    The empirical falsification of Neo-Darwinism is as such. Non-local, beyond space and time, Quantum entanglement is now found in molecular biology on a massive scale, in every DNA and protein molecule:

    Quantum Information/Entanglement In DNA – short video
    https://vimeo.com/92405752

    Quantum entanglement holds together life’s blueprint – 2010
    Excerpt: When the researchers analysed the DNA without its helical structure, they found that the electron clouds were not entangled. But when they incorporated DNA’s helical structure into the model, they saw that the electron clouds of each base pair became entangled with those of its neighbours. “If you didn’t have entanglement, then DNA would have a simple flat structure, and you would never get the twist that seems to be important to the functioning of DNA,” says team member Vlatko Vedral of the University of Oxford.
    http://neshealthblog.wordpress.....blueprint/

    Does DNA Have Telepathic Properties?-A Galaxy Insight – 2009
    Excerpt: DNA has been found to have a bizarre ability to put itself together, even at a distance, when according to known science it shouldn’t be able to.,,, The recognition of similar sequences in DNA’s chemical subunits, occurs in a way unrecognized by science. There is no known reason why the DNA is able to combine the way it does, and from a current theoretical standpoint this feat should be chemically impossible.
    per daily galaxy

    DNA Can Discern Between Two Quantum States, Research Shows – June 2011
    Excerpt: — DNA — can discern between quantum states known as spin. – The researchers fabricated self-assembling, single layers of DNA attached to a gold substrate. They then exposed the DNA to mixed groups of electrons with both directions of spin. Indeed, the team’s results surpassed expectations: The biological molecules reacted strongly with the electrons carrying one of those spins, and hardly at all with the others. The longer the molecule, the more efficient it was at choosing electrons with the desired spin, while single strands and damaged bits of DNA did not exhibit this property.
    – per science daily

    Coherent Intrachain energy migration at room temperature – Elisabetta Collini and Gregory Scholes – University of Toronto – Science, 323, (2009), pp. 369-73
    Excerpt: The authors conducted an experiment to observe quantum coherence dynamics in relation to energy transfer. The experiment, conducted at room temperature, examined chain conformations, such as those found in the proteins of living cells. Neighbouring molecules along the backbone of a protein chain were seen to have coherent energy transfer. Where this happens quantum decoherence (the underlying tendency to loss of coherence due to interaction with the environment) is able to be resisted, and the evolution of the system remains entangled as a single quantum state.
    http://www.scimednet.org/quant.....d-protein/

    That quantum entanglement, which conclusively demonstrates that ‘information’ in its pure ‘quantum form’ is completely transcendent of any time and space constraints (Bell Aspect, Leggett, Zeilinger), should be found in molecular biology on such a massive scale is a direct empirical falsification of Darwinian claims, for how can the quantum entanglement ‘effect’ in biology possibly be explained by a material (matter/energy) ’cause’ when the quantum entanglement ‘effect’ falsified material particles as its own causation in the first place? Appealing to the probability of various configurations of material particles, as Darwinism does, simply will not help since a timeless/spaceless cause must be supplied which is beyond the capacity of the material particles themselves to supply!

    Looking beyond space and time to cope with quantum theory – 29 October 2012
    Excerpt: “Our result gives weight to the idea that quantum correlations somehow arise from outside spacetime, in the sense that no story in space and time can describe them,”
    http://www.quantumlah.org/high.....uences.php

    Closing the last Bell-test loophole for photons – Jun 11, 2013
    Excerpt:– requiring no assumptions or correction of count rates – that confirmed quantum entanglement to nearly 70 standard deviations.,,,
    http://phys.org/news/2013-06-b.....otons.html

    In other words, to give a coherent explanation for an effect that is shown to be completely independent of any time and space constraints one is forced to appeal to a cause that is itself not limited to time and space! i.e. Put more simply, you cannot explain a effect by a cause that has been falsified by the very same effect you are seeking to explain! Improbability arguments of various ‘special’ configurations of material particles, which have been a staple of the arguments against neo-Darwinism, simply do not apply since the cause is not within the material particles in the first place!

    Besides providing direct empirical falsification of neo-Darwinian claims as to the generation of information, the implication of finding ‘non-local’, beyond space and time, and ‘conserved’ quantum information in molecular biology on a massive scale is fairly, and pleasantly, obvious:

    Does Quantum Biology Support A Quantum Soul? – Stuart Hameroff – video (notes in description)
    http://vimeo.com/29895068

    Verse and Music:

    1 Thessalonians 5:21
    Test all things; hold fast what is good.

    Transcendence (Orchestral)- Lindsey Stirling – video
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHdkRvEzW84

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    Robert Byers says:

    Science is a verb and not a noun. They use it like its a noun.
    Banning conclusions or hunches in education is dictatorship. Period.
    Its all attacking christianity. its attacking conclusions long held by many people then and now.
    its a sign of desperate oppression. not the first time.
    Its a great target to attack for thinkers and freedom lovers and truthers and on and on.

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