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Science Saved My Soul

#1  Postby DoctorE » Nov 01, 2010 5:05 pm

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Yes, many of those thinkers to whom I owe my mental freedom were religious, like Newton, a Christian, who believed God made the Earth but who then showed me why the Earth would have formed without a god’s help. Or Plank and Schrodinger, two more Christians, who believed God ruled the Universe but showed me how God could not control a single electron. The discoveries these and many other people made, the laws they are famous for, are the very things that make gods getting humans pregnant, or angels whispering to prophets in caves, look infantile. I could never and would never question their intelligence. Their honesty and intellectual consistency are a different matter.
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Re: Science Saved My Soul

#2  Postby John P. M. » Nov 01, 2010 6:19 pm

Man, I wanted to post that! :snooty:

But OK, it's your 'job'. ;)

A great video, if you ask me. I'm sure one could pick nits, but I'm not a nitpicker.
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Re: Science Saved My Soul

#3  Postby Weaver » Nov 01, 2010 6:43 pm

I love the shots of the sky wheeling above the observatory, with the adaptive-optics laser guide-beam shooting upwards. To someone who has been looking through telescopes since he was about 6, that is simply awesome.
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Re: Science Saved My Soul

#4  Postby SPMaximus » Nov 02, 2010 7:32 pm

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#5  Postby GenesForLife » Nov 02, 2010 8:08 pm

Brought a tear to my eye, perhaps more out of lament that I will have witnessed just a brief moment in time, and would have dearly loved to stay and watch as our cosmic expansion breathed its last, a grand cosmic sunset...
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Re: Science Saved My Soul

#6  Postby Think Floyd » Nov 03, 2010 1:04 am

It's a fantastic video.

Also: I had just copied the link from Youtube before I found the thread already made here.
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Re: Science Saved My Soul

#7  Postby Crocodile Gandhi » Nov 03, 2010 1:13 am

If anyone would like to see some more wonderful panning shots of the nightsky, I would strongly suggest they watch this on full screen: http://vimeo.com/16369165
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#8  Postby SPMaximus » Nov 03, 2010 2:02 pm

The video is sweeping across the interwebs :popcorn:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/punct ... 0/nov/03/1
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#9  Postby Ihavenofingerprints » Nov 03, 2010 2:07 pm

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Science Saved My Soul...

#11  Postby Denny » Nov 05, 2010 3:21 am

The world is in exigent need of education.
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#12  Postby Denny » Nov 05, 2010 3:26 am

Damnit... Didn't see that this was already posted..
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#13  Postby Denny » Nov 05, 2010 3:28 am

Amazing
The world is in exigent need of education.
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#14  Postby akigr8 » Nov 05, 2010 6:37 pm

Denny wrote:Amazing

:this:


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I once applied for a job as a mustard cutter.

But unfortunately I wasn’t quite good enough.
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