Environmental Change and Disease Proliferation
Is it realistically attainable to curve climate change and therefore prevent future pandemics or spread of diseases?
Racial Tensions during the Pandemic
COVID-19 and International law and institutions
Is Smart Technology Making Us Dumb?
OCT 17, 2020
Wujec argued that the astrolabe was an early computer, allowing people to get responses to complex problems without knowing to do the relevant calculations. Is this kind of technology supporting the development of new knowledge or impeding it? I think technological support e.g. astrola is impeding the already existing knowledge in human brain than supporting the development of new knowledge. Although, it opens boundary for growth, and solving more difficult problems but most of the time, techs like these let a human leave certain skills but standardize in higher one.
How can we make sure that we can trust the observations made with instruments like microscopes or telescopes?
Nov 4, 2020
Telescopes and microscopes are simple tools that have been used by humans for centuries. Science is based on observation and evidence. Part of the validity of observations come from quantitative tests. Observations are to be peer-reviewed and validated in order to have the closest form of reliability. In order to make sure that we can trust the observations made with instruments like microscopes and telescopes, we have to test the same observation over and over again and should seek unbiased and independent research and opinions. The more an observation is tested and verified the better the quality of the data.
How would you convince a flat earther that the Earth is a sphere or that it orbits the sun? instruments like microscopes or telescopes?
Nov 4, 2020
I guess nowadays most of the people have flown on an airplane at least once in their lifetime. Unless they want to believe that the aircraft is a simulation, looking outside from an aircraft the curvature of earth can be somewhat observed.