Welcome WileyCats

3 Sep

Imagination

Hello all and Welcome to the Discussion,

I’m at work today (with obviously rather little to do) so this will be brief! Essentially this is a page for discussing ideas and theories however mad or farfetched they maybe. After all Einstein said “Imagination is more important than knowledge”, and I happen to agree.

Science has become too bogged down in it’s dogged and mundane attempts to prove itself, so much so that it almost disallows genuine ingenuity. To come up with an idea or theory based on a few observations but without any “proof” or historical support almost poo-poos you straight out the the room. But it is the leap of imagination, based on some simple observations that will eventually lead to the largest progressions of real science and philosophy. So throw in some creativity, philosophy, metaphysics or spirituality into the mix. Lets see what our minds show us. I’m not suggesting that many of the ideas you or I come up with are in anyway correct, more than likely not.. but that is not the point! We are blurring the lines of science fiction and fact, what is truth and what is dogma…  The exploration of an idea should be where the joy is rather than the being right or wrong.

Interspersed with these discussion based on science, philosophy and spirituality will probably be some well placed geekiness. I am a huge Sci-Fi fan and also a science-fiction writer and this blog may well serve as a muse 🙂

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5 Responses to “Welcome WileyCats”

  1. Natty October 1, 2012 at 3:27 pm #

    I agree with what you say. the problem of modern physics, having studied it is that many of its students are afraid to question the theories that are set in stone. Einstein developed all his theories through mental visualisation of the problem in hand, the maths followed later.
    I particularly feel that the HIggs boson is nonscence. mass is not going to be explained by simply inventing a new particle.

    • wileykit October 2, 2012 at 10:58 pm #

      thanks for the reply! and sorry for the delay in response, im just warming up here and finding my way around. I dont know enough about the higgs to comment per se, it is a very specific thing. but i know what you mean about the type of thinking you come across when you study. I studied astrophysics for 2 years, geology for 3 and environmental science for 1… I came across the same mindsets across those disciplines with only very rare exceptions!

      • Natty October 4, 2012 at 7:14 pm #

        I agree, the way science is tought is to accept it and not really question what has gone before. This is not true at the research level though. But I feel that much fundamental physics is not understood. For instance quantum mechanics. No one can clearly explain its meaning beyond the maths. I feel that it is therefore not understood and incorrect. Science should always be simple. Another thing Einstein maintained.
        I have a theory about the electron which is simple, and its not just me but many amatuer physicists out there on teh internet. There are no published papers, they would never get past the peer review process. But they are simple thoeries that answer a lot of the mysteries of physics. I think shared knowledge on the internet is allowing people with such theories to meet and make progress for the first time. Phew!

  2. sanora1 November 22, 2012 at 1:28 am #

    Hi wileykit: I feel the same way you do about science. They do a great job, considering the way they continually handicap themselves. An autistic child can go right to the answer of a very complex equation. What does that say to you and I? Obviously something different than what it says to a scientist. They are, for the most part, not in control of their own work. There exists too much pressure to be published, to recieve funding for your project, to do somthing commercially viable, to actually do what you want to do. Science takes money, and science goes, where the money flows. So unfortunatley creating a new breakfast cereal coating ,takes precidence over other more important world problems.

    • wileykit November 25, 2012 at 2:32 pm #

      yes unfortuantely thats true, there are some fantastic scientists out there who work inspirationally and think well outside the box but they are the exception not the rule these days.. it really is all about the money – i found this frustrating when i was studying myself… the politics and funding wars… the covetting of information. it has created an environment of not trying to seek answers by sharing information and colloaborating freely but by being first to the post to try to ensnare the next funding… thats human nature and the way sceince is fundded should be more accountable for this.. and most “bog” standard scientists simply believe what they are told in terms of theory and generally do not look beyond that to form their own theory…and actively fight a new theory especially if it might draw funding away from their own.. thats the major stagnation these days. Anyway thanks for the comment, unfortunate;y my blog is at a hiatus for a few weeks whilst i look for a new job and sort a lot of family things out. have fun out there 🙂 x

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