posted on Jun, 15 2014 @ 10:47 AM
a reply to: rickymouse
What you need to understand is that curiosity is a wonderful thing and teaching is done in stages. Many wonderful things are taught in science
classes. Teaching the philosophy of theories, the language of sciences in high school or before is somewhat heavy and will deter more people from
already suffering discipline. In the US and UK it is more popular and generally makes your school life easier if you are basically a jock, doing
science and being smart gets you no reward at all. People would rather go a path of lease resistance.
I also try and analyze the evidence, but most of the things that anti-gravity people talk about is absolutely inconclusive. I was shown this
demonstration in high school, It is pretty awesome and an extremely cool demonstration. Do you honestly think that telling kids that this demonstrates
that copper pipe somehow generates antigravity? I think it absolutely doesn't prove that.
The thing with scientific method is that you need to look at the big picture, figure out the problems and look at the evidence. Far to often here on
ATS members appear to show a paper they think proves their point. when in reality they read and understood only the abstract. When reading the paper,
anyone with any form of logic can see how bad the experiment was performed, or how little the experiment was controlled.
The best example, and i cant believe i am saying this for the 3rd time now was the experiment performed to replicate the spinning superconductor
anti-gravity device... where they claim there is an effect that is in the 10s of parts per million level. wow fantastic right? Well then they
basically say that they don't know if the effect they saw was a fundamental of the experimental setup, caused by electrical pickup or something else,
then noting that the way they measured mass was not accurate enough either to be sure that the effect was actually real or just random. So what the
paper said in reality was "We saw this effect but we don't think we can attribute it to the experiment we performed" and what the average anti-grav
person sees is "We saw anti-graivty and it is absolutely true"