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Science people: One of the hardest things for you to understand is how other people can not be interested in science. How they can go through life just not knowing or even not wanting to know how everything works. You don't understand how someone can just not be absolutely fascinated with the enormity of the universe that is made entirely from inconceivably small partcles. It's all to great to not want to think about, amirite?

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For some people seeing how the trick is done ruins the magic.

Chewbanshees avatar Chewbanshee Yeah You Are +38Reply

Different people have different passions. People can feel the same way that you feel about science about politics or art, and perhaps they don't understand how you can't be completely enthralled in their passion. Not everyone wants to know how the world works; some people find it preferable to be blissfully innocent. Or they are curious about how different things work.

I hate science, except for a little bit of physics. It just tends to be a let down for me a lot of the time, I don't care to know how everything works; it kills the beauty of the universe for me. Everyone can immerse themselves in something, but not everyone can immerse themselves in science.

what the hell is a science people?

TheShamWowGuys avatar TheShamWowGuy Yeah You Are +5Reply

I can sort of understand it. I love biology, anatomy & physiology, medicine, genetics, molecular biology, and that kind of stuff. That's fascinating to me, but science like chemistry and physics seems more like math to me, so I don't really like them. If someone is not interested in science AT ALL, then I find that hard to believe.

@_Jojo_ I can sort of understand it. I love biology, anatomy & physiology, medicine, genetics, molecular biology, and that...

Fair enough. This was more pointed towards those people though because they do exist.

Scientists avatar Scientist Yeah You Are +1Reply
@_Jojo_ I can sort of understand it. I love biology, anatomy & physiology, medicine, genetics, molecular biology, and that...

I used to not be interested in science AT ALL... but that's when I was in middle or high school and it was being forced on me. Once I could study it at my own pace and discretion it became much more interesting.

@_Jojo_ I can sort of understand it. I love biology, anatomy & physiology, medicine, genetics, molecular biology, and that...

I started learning biology on my own from a young age, probably starting in early elementary school. Luckily, it was never forced on me. I took my first formal biology class in middle school, and because I already knew a lot of stuff, it came easy to me. I decided to learn more on my own, like more molecular and plant stuff instead of just human anatomy. I loved biology at this point, and then I decided to take AP Biology my senior year in hs. A lot of people hated the class and it was misery for them, but if you really love a subject and take time to get it on your own, it's so much better. I definitely agree with you guys on that.

@_Jojo_ I can sort of understand it. I love biology, anatomy & physiology, medicine, genetics, molecular biology, and that...

Other than Space it was the same with me. I always loved stars but everything else was just meaningless vocab words. Then the more I began learning about space (on my own) the more I realised how much it applies to Earth and I eventually just brought my studies back in to the atmosphere and instantly realised how amazing nature is.

Scientists avatar Scientist Yeah You Are 0Reply

I think I'm too much of a science person, mostly for biology. I just think it's such a miracle and adventure in itself. The thing is I hate how sometimes morality stops science. I'd stop at virtually no morals if I was on the verge of developing something, but only if that thing was going to be used for a good cause of course. If anyone has read Brave New World, I actually admire the embryonic conditioning. I think it's brilliant, and would try it myself if given the opportunity, but normal people would probably be appalled at it. I guess it's the mad scientist in me.

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@spareseconds I think I'm too much of a science person, mostly for biology. I just think it's such a miracle and adventure in...

I seriously loved this comment before I finished reading. I am with you 100% of the way. I've already told my mom if she develops alzheimer's or any other sort of mental disorder I'm experimenting on her. I plan on experimenting with my children. (obviously not affecting their health but things like teaching them differently and other social experiments.) I really have no problems with any of it if it means a chance to discover something new. People complain that we were born too late to explore the world and too early to explore space. Well...explore life! Explore your mind. Explore society. Why does society behave in certain ways? Explore anything you want. There is so much we don't know. Never stop asking. Never stop wondering.

Scientists avatar Scientist Yeah You Are +4Reply
@spareseconds I think I'm too much of a science person, mostly for biology. I just think it's such a miracle and adventure in...

Using for a good cause =/= as experimentation. While some of the experiments did make sense most of them were meaningless from the start and none of the subjects consented to be tested on.

The experiments done to create the atom bomb helped prove how a star works. That doesn't mean I agree with the atom bomb. Morality in the use of discoveries is to be applied. And with proper experimentation, general morality is not even really needed. More just a lack of emotion. If you allow yourself to get side track from the fact that there might be consequences during your test, your results will never be adequate. An example of this is when a doctor tries to cure a patient they have feelings for they may not take the necessary risk to come to a diagnoses.

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The only science I've ever been interested in is Psychology...which hasn't even been considered science for very long compared to other fields. Dunno, science just seems too dry for me. I get the idea, it's like how as an English major I want to know exactly how writers can convey their message or idea with precision and elegance, or with psych how I want to know why and how people think. But with other sciences I'm just kind of like, "oh that's cool." it doesn't really draw me in to wonder how/why.

@Wynaut The only science I've ever been interested in is Psychology...which hasn't even been considered science for very...

That makes sense. I look at literature with a "scientific" point of view sometimes, but it's not the science perspective that I like, it's the material, which is why I draw the line. But, all in all, it's great that we can each find something that we like learning about =]

@Wynaut The only science I've ever been interested in is Psychology...which hasn't even been considered science for very...

You know it's weird. I've been seeing you and other people say "Well other people are just as interested in other stuff." but I am also equally interested in stuff like Literature, Art, Music, Culinary Arts, ect. I just want to know how and why everything happens the way it does. Science can be appled to pretty much all of it though so I typically just say "Science".

Scientists avatar Scientist Yeah You Are 0Reply

I do chemistry at uni and I can't imagine doing anything else. I have often wondered what makes people choose an 'arts' subject over a science at a higher level, but then thought about how other people are so much more creative and/or musical than I am, everyone's brains are just different. If everyone was interested in science the world would be a very boring place.

Cedzs avatar Cedz No Way +3Reply

I don't find it hard to believe. It just won't happen.

Boufakas avatar Boufaka Yeah You Are +2Reply

I wonder this all the time!

I've never been a huge fan of science, but occasionally I do stop to take things in, because the way everything works really can be wonderful. For the most part, though, it's useless knowledge. I don't say that to be insulting; my brother is going for his Ph.D. in Physics, and after he explained his project to me and my mom, we asked what future uses it would have. He said, "None, it's just pure science." Yes, it's fascinating, but I prefer to focus on knowledge I can do something tangible with.

@partinobodycular I've never been a huge fan of science, but occasionally I do stop to take things in, because the way everything...

Yeah, you're right on both counts. I guess I was trying to make a point that the reason some people don't care to explore the mysteries of the universe, is that knowing the answers doesn't really get us anywhere.

In short, science is awesome! It's just not for me.

@partinobodycular I've never been a huge fan of science, but occasionally I do stop to take things in, because the way everything...

Well isn't the whole point of science to know more? That's what his project is about, I'm assuming. And, on a side note, a lot of other more applied sciences like biology and chemistry tend to have more practical uses.

Emperorerrors avatar Emperorerror Yeah You Are -1Reply

I mean, it's kinda cool, but I'm not all that interested in it. Besides, I have a vague idea of most stuff in the technological world, and that's good enough for me, because science is not my calling

I like science myself. But I'd be totally okay with living life & not knowing how everything works. Humans have the need to know everything. I don't tho, and some others as well can agree.

Nikas avatar Nika No Way +1Reply

And that someone is me

I love science and how things work, except for when it comes to computers, cell phones, etc. It's weird, but it's just something I don't like thinking about hmm smilie

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@I love science and how things work, except for when it comes to computers, cell phones, etc. It's weird, but it's...

You know of all the sciences, computer science and engineering are my least favourite. I think it's because it's all man made and I would much rather figure out how nature works. For example. The North Pole of the sun is about 80,000 degrees colder than the South Pole. That is so fascinating to me. However finding a way to increase RAM really isn't. It feels too much like I'm doing it for money and not knowledge.

Scientists avatar Scientist Yeah You Are +2Reply
@I love science and how things work, except for when it comes to computers, cell phones, etc. It's weird, but it's...

That's exactly how I feel (that anon comment is mine after I deleted my old account and before I made this one) about it. Nature sciences are just much more appealing to me than technological science.

justfuckmeups avatar justfuckmeup Yeah You Are 0Reply

I don't know how to vote. I love anatomy and biology because I like making little connections in my everyday life, and maybe a little bit of physics, but most of physics and all of chemistry just seems dreadfully boring and useless to me.

@LittleRed I don't know how to vote. I love anatomy and biology because I like making little connections in my everyday life...

Well logically I'd say you should vote NW because it seems like you enjoy science but understand how some people can not enjoy it. But I'm not going to tell you that to benefit my score. gst smilie

Scientists avatar Scientist Yeah You Are +1Reply

I hate science because it's boring for me. I'm not interested in how the body works or germs. I hate physics because it has math in it and I suck at math. I'm not interested in rocks and the weather. The only science I somewhat find interesting is genetics, but that's probably because I can relate to it. Maybe it's because my science courses and classes weren't that great or challenging. I'm pretty good at science (then again, I've never really had a challenging teacher) but I just don't care about it.

@BetterThanEzra1119 I hate science because it's boring for me. I'm not interested in how the body works or germs. I hate physics...

You can't be "good" at science. You be good at science class. But not science. Science isn't a subject. It's a way of thinking. And as far as not being interested you should look in to space. I don't know a single person that doesn't have a least a tiny interest in the cosmos. May I refer you to this article that I read today. (This is the Science I love most of all) http://io9.com/5811706/if-you-k...re-you-started

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@BetterThanEzra1119 I hate science because it's boring for me. I'm not interested in how the body works or germs. I hate physics...

I wanted to be an astronaut when I was little, but then I found out that you had to take a bunch of science classes and that dream died.

It takes away the magic of things. I work with little kids and whenever I tell them stories they automatically think they're true and are amazed. Also when kids think that stars are their dead family members watching over them I think that's way better than knowing that they're really balls of gas and that persons gone forever. Personally I wish I could unlearn most of the science I know. I can however understand how people enjoy science, but I'd rather leave it to my mind to wonder.

It's funny. I, like several other commenters, have only a vague interest physics and chemistry as well as the more technology-related sciences. However, I'm so incredibly captivated by biology that I 100% agree with this post. I can't imagine not having any interest in studying the science of life.

It really contributes to appreciating just how incredibly and utterly beautiful the world around us is.

Anonymous -1Reply

Not going to vote on this because; I'm interested in science, I think it can be quite fascinating, but as soon as someone goes all scientific, tossing in words I don't understand, you lose me. I mean, I like to think I'm not dumb, but when it comes to science, just keep all those pretty formulas and the like to yourself

@O____o Not going to vote on this because; I'm interested in science, I think it can be quite fascinating, but as soon as...

Not quite. I think they like science, just not the technicalities. They would probably enjoy knowing stuff like how on a good clear night you can see stars that are 19,000,000,000,000,000 miles away. But that doesn't mean they necessarily want to know how to figure out how far away that star is. They just want to be told scientific fact and not perform the experiments.

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@O____o Not going to vote on this because; I'm interested in science, I think it can be quite fascinating, but as soon as...

Yes, like that. I think it's all really interesting, feel free to tell me how to calculate how far away a star is, but don't expect me to be able to do it. I've always found it all quite interesting, however I can't really apply the knowledge.

Experiments? Great, just don't ask me to perform them unless you want it to end in disaster

Knowing God created all of it is enough explanation for me.

@Pug Knowing God created all of it is enough explanation for me.

God created the humans who created the technology, StealthApple. Your point?

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@Pug Knowing God created all of it is enough explanation for me.

Gonna jump in here... How do you know God wasn't the one to make science? Who made science? I think you'd find your proof if you just took a sec to look around. To me, God is everywhere.

MissAlwaysRites avatar MissAlwaysRite Yeah You Are +7Reply
@Pug Knowing God created all of it is enough explanation for me.

Actually Stealth, her argument is based on the way she was raised an what makes her happy. You have absolutely no proof of a god and you know it. She clearly said that she is interested in Science so I highly doubt that she doesn't believe in Evolution and the like. Those are the people that need to be talked to. And notice I said talked to. Not attacked. People don't learn anything from being yelled at and frankly you have provided no scientific evidence yet. Your entire argument has been "You're dumb. I'm right." While I'm on your side of the debate You are executing it extremely poorly and at the wrong type off people. So now I'm going to have to ask you to stop attacking this poor girl for having different beliefs than you or I will just block you and end the argument myself.

Scientists avatar Scientist Yeah You Are +3Reply
@Pug Knowing God created all of it is enough explanation for me.

I disagree. What's your proof that there is no God

MissAlwaysRites avatar MissAlwaysRite Yeah You Are +2Reply
@Pug Knowing God created all of it is enough explanation for me.

In case you didn't notice, I answered positively to this post. I am a huge science geek and will be attending college in the fall for Chemistry or Molecular Biology. And there is no doubt in my mind that God does exist. Don't judge me. Just as it's not your responsibility to prove anything to me, it is not mine either. I know what I believe and there is no sense in trying to argue with me. Respect my dang beliefs and opinions please

MissAlwaysRites avatar MissAlwaysRite Yeah You Are +2Reply
@Pug Knowing God created all of it is enough explanation for me.

To me physics is everywhere. Whether Physics and God are the same thing makes no difference in the math. So just blaming it on a god and not trying to discover how it works is blind ignorance towards reality. (This of course only applies to people who claim to know how things work without true investigation simply because "it's god". I'm not going to call a musician ignorant because he doesn't care how a star forms.)

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@Pug Knowing God created all of it is enough explanation for me.

Also as a nonbeliever it is not my responsibility to have to prove anything to you. If I walked up to you and said, "I can't fly." You would never ask me to prove it. But if I said that I could but I just couldn't prove it because I can only fly when no one is watching and it's impossible for anyone to ever see. You probably wouldn't believe me.

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@Pug Knowing God created all of it is enough explanation for me.

@StealthApple That was directed to Chasing_Echos... I know what you were talking about. I didn't say you had to respect me, I asked nicely. But good for you, have a nice life!

MissAlwaysRites avatar MissAlwaysRite Yeah You Are +1Reply
@Pug Knowing God created all of it is enough explanation for me.

wait pug are you being serious? you don't believe the earth is millions of years old? please show me some evidence that it is not

@Pug Knowing God created all of it is enough explanation for me.

This isn't evidence for anything.
1. What am I worth? You're worth 13.7 billion years of cosmic and biological evolution. You went from pure energy to what you are today. That's pretty impressive if you ask me. And yea. Even if evolution wasn't true we do still pollute the Earth. That literally happens.
2.Where did I come from? He said "20 billion years" My above comment shows how dumb that statement is and answers the question. Only one more reason for me to think this guy has no idea what he's talking about.
3. Why am I here? There is not a single shred of evidence to support the idea that your actual existence needs a higher meaning. We typically feel like it does. But it really doesn't. We are here to keep our species alive. ***
4. Where am I going when I die? Well. You're going to die. Do you remember what life was like before you were born? Nope. Because your mind was not formed and therefore couldn't think. Same thing happens when you die. Why do people have such a hard time comprehending "nothing"?

-Also this guy used the bible as his source for evidence. You can't use the book you're trying to prove is correct as a source. That just doesn't make sense.

Scientists avatar Scientist Yeah You Are +1Reply
@Pug Knowing God created all of it is enough explanation for me.

Also if the universe isn't 13.7 billion years old then how can we see galaxies that are 13 billion light years away? That light took 13 billion years to get here. We couldn't possibly see that if we were only 7,000 years old or even a million years old. And that's just math. Math can't be disputed.

Scientists avatar Scientist Yeah You Are +1Reply
@Pug Knowing God created all of it is enough explanation for me.

I can't prove to you A god doesn't exist. But I can damn well shut down every modern day religion in an instant. You know unless you pull the whole "That part wasn't meant to be taken literally" nonsense.

And let me ask you something.....Where's your proof that Santa doesn't exist?

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@Pug Knowing God created all of it is enough explanation for me.

If you're going to tell me everything happens because of God it is absolutely your responsibility to prove it. You now have the burden of proof. Also I did not disrespect you in any way.

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@Pug Knowing God created all of it is enough explanation for me.

ono smilie This is the problem with having two conversations in one comment. That was meant for the other guy. I think you have the burden of proof too so can we just leave it at that? Don't really feel like having this same discussion again. I know what I believe

MissAlwaysRites avatar MissAlwaysRite Yeah You Are 0Reply
@Pug Knowing God created all of it is enough explanation for me.

That sounds like the excuse of an ass hole for people who just don't want to talk to you. I feel bad for you

MissAlwaysRites avatar MissAlwaysRite Yeah You Are 0Reply
@Pug Knowing God created all of it is enough explanation for me.

Would you be mad if I sent you some links? I'm on vacation and only able to access via mobile.. So I don't feel like typing it all out.

@Pug Knowing God created all of it is enough explanation for me.

sure links would be fine. and i don't mean to be aggressive, i am actually very interested

@Pug Knowing God created all of it is enough explanation for me.

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starts at around 5:00 if you don't want to watch the whole thing.. its part one of four. and sorry for the late reply, as i said i'm on vacation! :)
tell me what you think if you watch it.

@Pug Knowing God created all of it is enough explanation for me.

*** Also if you want a higher meaning how about this. Assume (just fall in to the hypothetical so you can see where I'm coming from) that the universe is 13.7 billion years old and everything I said is true. That means you aren't just in the universe. You are a part of it. The universe is in you. perhaps our higher purpose is the universe slowly evolving so it can figure itself out. We are a way for the universe to know itself. We are discovering more about the universe everyday, and by extension discovering ourselves.

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@Pug Knowing God created all of it is enough explanation for me.

i agree, math can not be disputed. if you watch the other parts he does use math. i'm assuming you won't go and watch them so i'll try to explain one example.
the moon moves slightly farther from earth each year.. so if the earth was billions of years old, wouldn't that make the moon closer to us in the past? so close that it would be on top of the earth (he shows his calculations if you care for them)
also, the earth slows down each year.. again by a very small amount.. but if the earth was billions of years old, that would make the earth go a such a speed, there would be no night and day in the past. again, see his video for his calculations.

@Pug Knowing God created all of it is enough explanation for me.

Well I just wasted 10 minutes not seeing math. Mind linking me to the right video?

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@Pug Knowing God created all of it is enough explanation for me.

i never ruled out that God could have created everything using science. But his ways are far beyond any of our wisdom.

@Pug Knowing God created all of it is enough explanation for me.

actually the bible does not specifically say how old the earth is. it's based on peoples calculations. my parents never taught me that. they taught me to believe in God. and God taught me to love others (which is still a battle for me). but yeah i don't think the earth is millions of years old. but even if it was, why does it matter? it does not make me a better person nor you.

@Pug Knowing God created all of it is enough explanation for me.

Hold up I'm about to watch the whole thing. Because there's math to show everything I've said plus more. I have a feeling you're being tricked.

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@Pug Knowing God created all of it is enough explanation for me.

I will when I get access to a computer again.. I'm on mobile now.
But apparently this guy is in prison now. I kinda find that hilarious.

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@1745797

Alright done being nice. SHUT THE FUCK UP ALREADY NO ONE CARES WHAT YOU HAVE TO SAY

MissAlwaysRites avatar MissAlwaysRite Yeah You Are -3Reply

That was a cute little rant, except for when you got to the end. It ruined the entire thing for me, you sounding smart and everything, when you said "to" instead of "too". I've known the difference since maybe 3rd grade? Which puts you at about 2nd, so I'm going to go ahead and not agree with this post. Way to go, asshole.

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@That was a cute little rant, except for when you got to the end. It ruined the entire thing for me, you sounding...

Asshole move #25: Disagree with a post that you would have otherwise agreed with because of a minor grammar and possible spelling mistake.

Chewbanshees avatar Chewbanshee Yeah You Are +42Reply
@That was a cute little rant, except for when you got to the end. It ruined the entire thing for me, you sounding...

Yep, there's no way they could have just made a mistake. OP definitely went their whole life not knowing the difference between "too" and "to."

Sarcasm_on_ices avatar Sarcasm_on_ice Yeah You Are +26Reply
@That was a cute little rant, except for when you got to the end. It ruined the entire thing for me, you sounding...

I have a feeling that Anon's comment would be positive if all they had wrote was, 'too*.'

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