Star Trek discovery : Biology as key science

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Star Trek discovery : Biology as key science

#1  Postby Clive Durdle » Oct 12, 2017 2:55 pm

I don’t think I misunderstood the plot, but Star Trek Discovery seems to be arguing physics is emergent from biology.

What is academic thinking about this?
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Re: Star Trek discovery biology as key science

#2  Postby Thomas Eshuis » Oct 12, 2017 5:18 pm

Friendly suggestion: add a : or , after discovery in the title.
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#3  Postby DavidMcC » Oct 12, 2017 5:21 pm

Clive Durdle wrote:I don’t think I misunderstood the plot, but Star Trek Discovery seems to be arguing physics is emergent from biology.

What is academic thinking about this?

Don't get your science from Star Trek (or any other works of fantasy), Clive.
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Re: Star Trek discovery : Biology as key science

#4  Postby Clive Durdle » Oct 12, 2017 8:47 pm

It is very thought provoking though :-) areguing that physics is a biological artefact, like chalk cliffs and nuclear power stations.
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#5  Postby zulumoose » Oct 12, 2017 9:15 pm

I don't see how that is possible, physics begins with forces and subatomic particles, biology begins with reproductive lifeforms, there can hardly be a debate about which existed first.
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