Wednesday, March 28, 2012 5:54:28 AM
I'm going to get on my soapbox here...
At around the 5:05 mark, [Chris] Anderson says "Quantum theory adds a whole new wrinkle ... I mean, the theory`s been proven beyond all doubt."
Theories can`t be proven true! I`m disappointed that an intellectual such as Anderson makes such a statement. I know it`s a seemingly small thing he says for convenience - and his audience`s sake - but it perpetuates the notion that empirical falsification should be absconded in favor of `proof`. All that does is make the scientist`s job harder and, in our world, more politicized. Ugh.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 11:35:37 PM
I would assume aliens would ignore us because we're so primative, like how we ignore Africa. Or, they want us to develop our own ideas in case we think of something they never thought of. Or maybe we`re the most advanced species, and we will be the ones to discover others.