posted on Apr, 8 2010 @ 05:54 AM
If all of science is a lie, then explain technology. Technology is built using the explanations that science provides. Every time you turn on your TV
you are reproducing an experiment on electricity, radiation, particle physics, neuroscience, and countless other fields of science. If you understand
the explanations and how they describe the interactions of the components in the television, you can use that understanding to repair or modify it's
function. You could also use it to build a new and better television based on previous explanations combined with new scientific explanations.
If you can fix your car, then Science is not a lie.
Also, explain why Science continually specializes along strong lines of concordance while other areas of human endeavor (such as religion and
politics) continually differentiate and shard apart. Judaism split into Christianity and Islam... and they all try to ignore or kill each other.
Psychology split into behavioral psyche and cognitive psyche... and both fields are still valid and applicable, though the limits of their application
are now better known. While neither is totally right in their explanation, both fields at some level functionally explain a part of how mind works.
Despite some quabblings over the limits of the functionality of the explanations (Skinner vs. Chomsky, for instance), neither field conflicts or
negates the other. Freud's ideas are largely outdated, but even his work had explanatory value at the time, of which much is still viable.. though
And psychology is the softest and most vague of all the sciences... yet, commercial grade Brain Computer Interface technologies are already on the
market which are either based upon or do not contractict the various fields of psychology. And it's only possible thanks to EEG technology that can
be described in part by quantum mechanical properties. The same science which defined those properties of QM which EEG operates in part by, and had
it's functionality improved by, are the same QM explanations which a deeper and more accurate understanding of allowed for the creation of MRI/fMRI
brain scanning technology which was built upon a particular scientific understanding of QM for it's routine operation. There is nothing about EEG's
operation or discoveries that contradict fMRI, or vice versa... regardless of whether on the level of brain operation or Quantum Mechanics.
The LHC and it's long line of successor particle accelerators are also based upon an understanding of Quantum Mechanics. If Quantum Mechanics was
wrong, then the LHC wouldn't work. fMRI wouldn't work. EEG wouldn't work. And consequentially, what those devices told us about the brain wouldn't
be accurate as a consequence the consumer level BCI technology that anybody can buy and use would not work. Manufacturers defects aside, nobody would
buy such a device if it didn't work properly on at least some level. About 76 million PCs (laptops, ultra mobile computers) have been sold worldwide
so far, and they're not being used as paperweights. They work, and provide a desirable function which is based upon functional and verifiable
understandings of the natural world and how it works.
Science works. Whether it's the LHC or a vinyl LP, both are functionally useful.. and nothing about the operation of one is in contraction to the
operation of the other. Dismissing the science behind one as false, must also have implications on the understanding of the other... and cannot
contradict that understanding in a manner which would cause it to lose functionality.
Apologies if I missed an obvious satire or troll... it's late. Point being, you can't just make up Science as you go along. You can only come up
with ideas and possible explanations, and these are checked against reality via experimentation, reproduction, observation, and such to gauge it's
functionality and accuracy. Science is merely a collection of the best explanations, and the processes of discovery which uncovers more evidence to
refine them to an even greater level of accuracy.