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Inspire kids to become scientists by saying that…..……………………………………………………………………………………

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Science is daily confirmed by the wonders of the technology it spawns.

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If we need the best knowledge of ourselves and our world that we have, out best choice would be the knowledge provided by modern science.

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Both cosmology and biology  have important things to say about the meaning of life.

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What we know shouldn’t be confused with what we do not know.

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Our universe began about 13.81 billion years ago. The discovery is  a testimony to the power of science.

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When people discovered/acknowledged ignorance, scientific road to progress opened.
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In an entropically dying universe, our most sacred duty is to figure out how to get out of this self-destructive trap and to spread ourselves into (naturally/artificiality born)  newer and newer universes if possible. This is feasible only in a world of maximum knowledge and maximum love.

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Whenever we assume something that exists in reality, we actually presume  a

map/meme/ model of reality. If all models are wrong, we should be ashamed to fundamentalist!

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Our memetic maps of  reality are never wrong but limited to  their area of applicability. Even Ptolemy’s geocentric astronomy helped to predict positions of the celestial bodies efficiently. Copernicus’s heliocentric model  just generalized such predictions. Newton’s gravity or Einstein’s spacetime curvature gave more and more general maps of our cosmic reality. There is no limit to such generalization until we  know the ultimate nature of reality (theory of everything ?).

 

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Our science teachers should expose our kids to all the  fascinating ideas (emerging from current scientific researches) solely for the sake of sparking imagination. We need scientists for the survival of our species in an indifferent , mechanical universe.

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Science, as well as literature, is a celebration of humanity.
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A man should be proud of his ability to understand the reality he belongs to.
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Scientific theories like big bang or evolution reject our long-cherished (often inherited ) conceits to put us in our proper place.
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“The history of the Universe has been summed up thusly: ‘Hydrogen is a light, odorless gas, which, given enough time, turns into people.”
-John P. Wiley Jr.
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“Science is the one human activity that is totally progressive.”

-Edwin Hubble

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Consciousness can be experienced  only from within.

 

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We still don’t know how quantum mechanics is related to observation.

 

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There are some mysteries science may never be able to solve.

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There might be no “Theory of Everything” to explain the entire universe.

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“We believe that the world is knowable: that there are simple rules governing the behavior of matter and the evolution of the universe. We affirm that there are eternal, objective, extra-historical, socially-neutral, external and universal truths. The assemblage of these truths is what we call science, and the proof of our assertion lies in the pudding of its success. Just give us enough time, and there are no problems that science cannot solve.”

-Sheldon Glashow

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If the electric repulsion between protons were just a bit stronger, then our familiar atoms, and hence chemistry, and hence life itself, could not apparently exist.

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We might be the product of design, coincidence, multiverse or evolution.
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Some particular properties of the universe keep up our very existence as living, conscious beings.
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A man is an arrangement of dust on one small planet out of billions of trillions in a universe, which might again be one of many universes.

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Only a thinking man gives meaning to an otherwise nonexistent universe.
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No ‘right now across the universe’ exists.
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“Everything we do in science is conditioned by the way we look at the world and the way we look at the world is necessarily limited.”
-Marcelo Gleiser, a theoretical physicist
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We can never look at the universe from the “outside.”

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Consciousness can be experienced only from within.

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We still don’t know how quantum mechanics is related to observation.

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There are some mysteries science may never be able to solve.
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There might be no “Theory of Everything” to explain the entire universe.
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“We believe that the world is knowable: that there are simple rules governing the behavior of matter and the evolution of the universe. We affirm that there are eternal, objective, extra-historical, socially-neutral, external and universal truths. The assemblage of these truths is what we call science, and the proof of our assertion lies in the pudding of its success. Just give us enough time, and there are no problems that science cannot solve.”
-Sheldon Glashow
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“The unexamined life is not worth living.” – Socrates

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Science i.e. natural philosophy started with wondering about the origin and nature of the world.

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Science is an invitation to listen to a story that explains the world in a way nothing else will.

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Too much specialization stifles creativity.
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Fragmented disciplines can’t explain world’s messy complexity.
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Progress demands martyrdom.

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Genius thrived in the Renaissance because of creation and dissemination of knowledge.
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“One might say science is the sum total of our knowledge of the universe, the great library of the known, but the practice of science happens at the border between the known and the unknown. Standing on the shoulders of giants, we peer into the darkness with eyes opened not in fear, but in wonder.”

– Professor Brian Cox

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“The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious — the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science.”
— Albert Einstein
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Science works because nature is always and everywhere logical.
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“Strange structures like us exist because nature is democratic to all physical possibilities.”


Meme Updater
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Scientists’ typical  virtues like  independence, ambition and objectivity prevent them to support a mission of advancing society.
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Objectivity allows people to reduce bias when they collect and assess data.
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In the pursuit of objectivity, science shouldn’t lose its heart.
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Science is becoming more and more  socially aware, equitable and just.
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“Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science. “

  •  Edwin Powell Hubble
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    Science is the sharpest arrow in the quiver of liberalism.
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    Science sits at the intersection of three things — the data, the discussions and the math.
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    To do science is the ONE thing we can do such that by doing it everything else would be easier, if not unnecessary.
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    Kids who don’t understand science become adults who don’t understand science.
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    The first philosopher and scientist Thales first used non-mythical (water) explanations behind natural phenomena. The tradition still continues.
    Water>Atom>Fields>Strings>Holography>Entanglements> Miniature wormholes>?
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    Change (information)  in the field(reality) is quantisation(existence).The effect (transmission) is identical to measurement ( observation). Changes persist and get braided into cosmos, life and consciousness. The very process of  braiding is called ‘evolution’.
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    All branches of knowledge should be put together to take the deepest dip into reality.
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“It surprises me how disinterested we are today about things like physics, space, the universe and philosophy of our existence, our purpose, our final destination.” -Stephen Hawking

 
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The grandest existential question I can ask  is  where  I come from.
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The  entire history of the Universe  up to our existence can be written in just one sentence at the cost of data and grammar .
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Our increasing awareness of a brutal  objectivity implied by the cutting edge ‘natural philosophy’  (academically called ‘Science’) encourages us to cement life’s bonds as well as  to unfetter our fate from the cruelly indifferent natural system we belong to.
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Natural things remind us of our own   existentially objective groundedness.
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Who will wonder about the wonderful mystery we are part of , if not our kids?
We need imaginary models to explain the mystery we are part of. Without such imaginary models we can’t touch or tackle or tame or even talk about this mystery. Today’s contradictory models are actually different facets of future’s wider models.
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“Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.”

  • Carl Sagan
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Existence is a dark den. Assumptions are the breaches to peep through. Standard model is the most practical  assumption hitherto.
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Reality is stranger than fiction. Cutting edge scientific ansatzs are queerer than our weirdest fairy tales and can boost our kids’ imaginative power.
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A new theory is a new angle of looking at the world.
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Cosmology deals with the universe’s origin, structure and evolution.
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Truth is a linguistic translation of ‘the survival of interpretation’.
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Scientific theories are intellectual adventures undertaken by the smartest people on earth.
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