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The Sun's not yellow it's chicken

JTEM whining about this & that, plus the secrets of the universe and the occasional chicken recipe.

Posts tagged Who

Oct 1 '14

zozieee:

l-amouur:

"I’m still here

And I still love you.”

I am this creep right now. Oh well.

We’re all that creep.  Sometimes.

Sep 30 '14
WRONG!
That’s one of the virtues of science, actually.  Science doesn’t deal with “Proof” — that’s left to mathematics.  Science deals with “Facts,” with “Data,” sure, but if that’s half of science than it’s the smaller half.  The true heart & soul of science is not data, it’s “A sound inference."  Take evolution as an example.
Charles Darwin had his beetles and his finches — his "Evidence" — but none of these things spelled out “Evolution.”  You can examine birds all day every day, subject them to every test imaginable and never once will you uncover any "Made By Evolution" label anywhere on or inside of them.  And even DNA, which Darwin had no knowledge of, doesn’t come with any labels or instruction manuals spelling out it’s evolutionary history.  
Nope.
"Evolution" isn’t spelled out by the data, the evidence, it’s inferred from it.
Charles Darwin examined all his evidence (his “Data”) and then formed an opinion.  He made an inference.  He INFERRED his theory of evolution from the evidence.
    …and don’t be tempted to claim that he “Deduced” it.  That would imply that he arrived at some kind of truth when it fact he got a lot of things wrong. Again:  Darwin didn’t even know there was such a thing as DNA.  He was totally clueless. Darwin’s “Evolution” has stood the test of time, but not his theory. “The Theory of Evolution”  HAS BEEN CHANGED over the years.  Parts have been discarded, new ideas have been added and this process has never slowed down.  It’s continuing.  It’s continuous.  It never stops. Science never ends. Science never says, “Okay, got it, we know the truth here so we needn’t bother searching any more.”
Sorry, but if you want some abject truth — some “Proof” — than science is DEFINITELY not for you.  If you want to be a good scientist than you have to accept uncertainty, you have to accept not knowing, you have to accept that the greatest advances not only can come from exactly where you never expect them, but often do come from there.
You want “Proof?”  Try math.  And leave science alone.

WRONG!

That’s one of the virtues of science, actually.  Science doesn’t deal with “Proof” — that’s left to mathematics.  Science deals with “Facts,” with “Data,” sure, but if that’s half of science than it’s the smaller half.  The true heart & soul of science is not data, it’s “A sound inference."  Take evolution as an example.

Charles Darwin had his beetles and his finches — his "Evidence" — but none of these things spelled out “Evolution.”  You can examine birds all day every day, subject them to every test imaginable and never once will you uncover any "Made By Evolution" label anywhere on or inside of them.  And even DNA, which Darwin had no knowledge of, doesn’t come with any labels or instruction manuals spelling out it’s evolutionary history.  

Nope.

"Evolution" isn’t spelled out by the data, the evidence, it’s inferred from it.

Charles Darwin examined all his evidence (his “Data”) and then formed an opinion.  He made an inference.  He INFERRED his theory of evolution from the evidence.

    …and don’t be tempted to claim that he “Deduced” it.  That would imply that he arrived at some kind of truth when it fact he got a lot of things wrong. Again:  Darwin didn’t even know there was such a thing as DNA.  He was totally clueless. Darwin’s “Evolution” has stood the test of time, but not his theory. “The Theory of Evolution”  HAS BEEN CHANGED over the years.  Parts have been discarded, new ideas have been added and this process has never slowed down.  It’s continuing.  It’s continuous.  It never stops. Science never ends. Science never says, “Okay, got it, we know the truth here so we needn’t bother searching any more.”

Sorry, but if you want some abject truth — some “Proof” — than science is DEFINITELY not for you.  If you want to be a good scientist than you have to accept uncertainty, you have to accept not knowing, you have to accept that the greatest advances not only can come from exactly where you never expect them, but often do come from there.

You want “Proof?”  Try math.  And leave science alone.

(Source: natskep)

Aug 2 '14
Apr 23 '14

Supernatural, Dr. Who and Sherlock make me wish we hadn’t given the british Lend-lease and just let the Hitlerites starve and blockade them into submission. Sure, it would have meant a soviet occupation of Britain once the USSR overruns the Reich in 1947 or 1948, but hey a still isolated, Oceania-like red Britain wouldn’t have produced any of those shows.

I want to know what insufferable bastard told these people that Benedict Cumberbatch is cute, and how they all missed the sarcasm.

Mar 8 '14

merlinandpandas:

why are you all horrible to matthew? hes so nice and potatoes

Who the hell is Matthew?

Jan 16 '14
Shin Chan

Shin Chan

Jan 10 '14
Nov 28 '13

laquishasodyssey:

Introducing LaQuisha Redfern, starring in her own role-playing game.

Check out LaQuisha’s Kickstarter here http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/laquisha/laquishas-odyssey-a-game-so-gay-its-beyond-the-rai

This Queen needs a Christmas miracle gayer than disco remixes so be kind, reblog! xx