Hey, /Sci/, I have a question (inb4 gtfo this isn't /adv/). If I were to major in physics, would I be screwed career wise even if I went to a great uni, had a great GPA, and started researching/interning ASAP? >inb4 just do engineering, faggot1!1!
From elementary to high school, I used to feel like everyone is better than me because of their grades. My self esteem was pretty low and I think those two things were connected. But the problem here was that I just didn't put any effort into anything. I never studied for more than 1 day (not full day, like max 2 hours of effort) before the test. I didn't take school seriously. But I still felt like everyone is just simply smarter and that I could never achieve that. So I used to get grades like C, sometimes B, but a lot of times... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Why aren't more creative, forward thinking, and straight up intuitive individuals teaching us? Of all the teachers I've ever had in my youth, maybe 1 in 7 ever seemed to give a damn and not treat their profession as some going through the motions job where it was advantageous to fill us in -wink wink- on what's relevant to pass the test and not to bother engaging in any material whatsoever. I hate my American education. I had to train myself to be brilliant because nobody else would and in my opinion this is unacceptable. Clearly unacceptable and god, does it make me boil and does my skin crawl knowing thousands if not millions more will be trained into this attitude and perception that learning is meant to be a chore that is only a means to achieving the bare minimum before being thrown into a world where a meager salary with easy spoils are accepted as a valid form of happiness. Nobody cares about anyone. That's the society we have at this moment and the state of education. We aren't fostered with love or an appreciation for anything. Capitalism has corrupted our very core and it's make the education system into a self defeating hell. There's gotta be something! Anything that can resolve this!!! I'm angry and you should be just as angry as I.
Okay, so I'm not sure how this thread will go over on /sci/, but I expect the replies here will be a lot more interesting than anything /x/ would come up with.
So, my question is this: what are some oddly interesting theories you've heard from any field? Not necessarily ones that are likely, but unique ideas that you find intriguing. I'll start with two of my favourite biology ones.
>Neanderthal predation theory: instead of looking like slightly brawnier humans, Neanderthals actually looked more apelike (see pic) and actively... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>One-electron universe: All electrons have exactly the same charge and mass since they are in fact the same electron with a really fucked-up world line. Positrons are just electrons moving backwards in time.
An ash layer has been found in a 50 million square kilometer area with evidence of carbon spherules and nanodiamonds which supposedly only form during impact and spread as ejecta.
The theory gives reason for the Quarternary extinction event and the creation of the Channeled Scablands of Washington.
a handful of 2 kilometer wide bolides collide with the ice sheets covering Canada around 12,800 years ago. The extreme amounts of melted and evaporated fresh water sends the earth deep... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
My adviser's old adviser has spent the last years of his life apparently writing a theory for how the quantization of things like angular momentum and charge and such of elementary particles can be explained from the algebra of knots formed by some sort of primordial strings. It's not string theory, but for the life of me I have no idea what it's called.
>>7747683 that's not actually a theory. it was invented as a joke.
>"Read philosophy anon, it will open your mind" >Even my professors at uni say I shoul >Look at good intro to philosophy books >Think by Simon Blackburn comes repeatedly >Look at introduction, pic related >mfw >Into the trash it goes They have no fucking clue /sci/.
Electronics have been in a 40 year bubble, we don't need bigger TV's, smaller cell phones, smarter appliances, or to be quite frank, faster home computers... I could go on. EE's have done amazing things in the past, but we have reached the top of the S curve, there is nowhere else to go.
I'd like to think this is less drastic than the article implies; EE s are still important for hardware design, and since I'm minoring in CS I'm essentially a computer engineer so even if it's true hopefully I won't be as impacted....
>The continuum hypothesis (that is, there is no set whose cardinality is strictly between that of the integers and that of the real numbers)
>proven to be impossible to prove or disprove within the Zermelo–Fraenkel set theory with or without the Axiom of Choice (provided the Zermelo–Fraenkel set theory with or without the Axiom of Choice is consistent, i.e., contains no two theorems such that one is a negation of the other).
Can you explain this plz for someone who doesnt know wtf this means? More... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
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