This section of our website deals with controversial science theories regarding the universe, our planet and the life itself.
In questions of science the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual. I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.
— Galileo Galilei
There must be no barriers to freedom of inquiry. There is no place for dogma in science. The scientist is free, and must be free to ask any question, to doubt any assertion, to seek for any evidence, to correct any errors.
— J. Robert Oppenheimer
The human mind is not capable of grasping the Universe. We are like a little child entering a huge library. The walls are covered to the ceilings with books in many different tongues. The child knows that someone must have written these books. It does not know who or how. It does not understand the languages in which they are written. But the child notes a definite plan in the arrangement of the books – a mysterious order which it does not comprehend, but only dimly suspects. — Albert Einstein
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What is Pi [pie] ?
- A mathematician:
“Pi is the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter.”
- A computer programmer:
“Pi is 3.141592653589 in double precision.”
- A physicist:
“Pi is 3.14159 plus or minus 0.000005.”
- An engineer:
“Pi is about 22/7.”
- A nutritionist:
“Pie is a healthy and delicious dessert!”
Suppression, Censorship and Dogmatism in Science
Textbooks present science as a noble search for truth, in which progress depends on questioning established ideas. But for many scientists, this is a cruel myth. They know from bitter experience that disagreeing with the dominant view is dangerous – especially when that view is backed by powerful interest groups. Call it suppression of intellectual dissent. The usual pattern is that someone does research or speaks out in a way that threatens a powerful interest group, typically a government, industry or professional body. As a result, representatives of that group attack the critic’s ideas or the critic personally-by censoring writing, blocking publications, denying appointments or promotions, withdrawing research grants, taking legal actions, harassing, blacklisting, spreading rumors.
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