Hunter
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Hunter asked in Science & MathematicsPhysics · 10 months ago

Is The Smugness Warranted?

I came across a blog where a physicist was making it clear why telekinesis was "impossible" as if the only four known forces are the only ones there are and will *always* be the only four...

I thought physicists learned to never use that word, but 28 people agreed with the schmuck with the same kind smugness primitives used in explaining why human sacrifice was absolutely necessary to please the gods so that the crops will grow... Don't they teach in physics courses how many times SCIENCE has been wrong when coming to absolutes-- trains will never get faster than 100 mph... Man will never fly... There's no such thing as continental drift... Washing your hands does not prevent infections from spreading... Yada, yada, yada.

When did science become religious dogma? Believe us because we are scientists? Let's say I don't believe in neutrinos... Never seen, heard, tasted, or smelled one. Except for textbooks, there's no reason to believe in them. How many scientists have ever seen a neutrino? As opposed to the many thousands, maybe even millions of people who have seen ghosts throughout history. Why should we believe what science says and not the accounts of a thousand, thousand people? That smugness don't seem right...

Update:

Science has only been around about 350 years and the assumption that there are only four fundamental forces in the universe is not only short-sighted but also stupid. Think about this folks: before Marconi and Tesla invented radio, did radio waves exist? Yes, of course they did. For those a bit dense, my point is that just because you can't detect a force or an energy (like psi) it doesn't mean that force isn't there. Psi phenomena are real too, and they can be proved easier than dark matter.

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  • goring
    Lv 6
    10 months ago

    any scientist can postulate any theory he wants.This is why we have a constitution in the USA

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  • 10 months ago

    Most, if not all people, seem to require a solid foundation on which to erect their world view. Sadly, many do not take kindly to any questioning of that foundation. I would not call it smugness so much as closed-mindedness.

    The science of Physics indicates that there are four fundamental forces which account for natural processes. There could be more, or the four could even be totally wrong, but it is unlikely. If you wish to propose another force, you require compelling evidence for that.

    I do not see that telekinesis requires the invention of a new fundamental force. However, I also see no evidence that there is actually such a thing as telekinesis. If you demonstrate that telekinesis can and does happen, then it strikes me that the four fundamental forces of nature are likely to be at the base of the causes. Just a question of how. But first, demonstrate the existence of telekinesis. We can then worry about how it happens.

    • Hunter
      Lv 6
      10 months agoReport

      Nobel prize winner and quantum physicist Wolfgang Pauli believed that he had TK. He worked with noted psychologist Carl Jung to develop a theory.

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  • 10 months ago

    Your ignorance, arrogance, and closed mindedness and smugness are all unwarranted. However, skepticism like yours IS WARRANTED. That is PART of the scientific method. So is open mindedness. Paradigms NEED to be shattered. That is what Einstein, Stephen Hawking, Charles Darwin, and Copernicus did.

    • neb
      Lv 7
      10 months agoReport

      Good answer.

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  • 10 months ago

    You sound pretty smug about your own position.

    • Hunter
      Lv 6
      10 months agoReport

      Really? Science has only been around about 350 years and thinks it knows everything. Like any good engineer, I have an open mind-- can't really say that about most scientists.

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  • 10 months ago

    Mentally bending spoons may actually be possible if you really really concentrate. Keep trying and let us know as soon as you've done it.

    • Hunter
      Lv 6
      10 months agoReport

      I have done it. No big trick. Roughly 12 to 15% of this planet's population has psi abilities; maybe as many as 20%-- that's 1.4 billion people, and science is blind to that. Go figure.

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  • 10 months ago

    with the laws of magnetics and the use of propelling away levitation can be achieved. so if the mind were connected to a magnetic propulsion magnet system anything can be floated by the will. can the mind do this without a magnet system or does it take magnetics and more, idk.

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