Is philosophy dead? Has science killed it?
Basically what remains of philosophy as a field is just article writing and political idealism.
I'd say mathematics killed the most of philosophy with it's contributions to logic.
My philosopher father keeps trying to convince me that science will never come close to addressing any of the hard questions. But I maintain that it is dangerously close to addressing some of the ones the answers to which will be of most use to us. There's no sense in turning around now.
Good discussion, Q&A, papers, what you're working on, news, chitchat, anything neuroscience related. Bring it in here.
Why can't neuroscientists make the perfect drug? You feel bliss, no negative side effects, no dopamine downregulation or anything of the sort.
You take one pill it lasts for 30 minutes maybe. When the time has passed you can go on with your day or take another pill and go for another just as good 30 minutes.
What will we have first?
Fusion power or a space elevator?
We have the engineering capabilities, and materials science to pull it off currently. We just don't have the mass production capabilities or quality control for the materials nor the massive amount of infrastructure and and capital needed to actually do it.
Fusion power is an endless pipe dream and R&D money pit that likely will never come to fruition in a meaningful or reliable positive output way. We don't have the technical knowledge nor the materials science necessary.
I know this probably gets posted a lot, but why does the 2/3 probability get shifted onto the one door, instead of becoming a 50/50 probability?
but the fact there's 3 doors initially is a non-factor, because one of the empty ones gets removed.
the goat is still either in your door or the other door whether you switch or not, which is 50/50
What does /sci/ think of youtube "science" channels, like vsauce or veritasium?
Will the rapid speed at which we are increasing in technological advancement compromise the long-term stability of the world?
Why doesn't science care about Humanity's prosperity?
>you can resurrect one of these two to live today for another 20 years
Who do you choose?
/m/ here. Why are bipedal robots so hard to build IRL?
am I doing this right?
Might not be the most scientific thread ever, but post your best Science related WEBMs. Pic related.
I don't really have much science related. Neither did OP, by the looks of it.
You mean when they focus the shuttle thrusters?
Its a pressure/temperature differential that causes the ionized exhaust particles to luminesce at a higher frequency.
Basically when you light a candle, the tip gets yellow because energetic soot particles give off life. Thats more or less what is happening here, just they are focusing those particles and in doing so, raise their temperature and output color considerably.
There is a canyon that Gokei Okayama Prefecture Soja, Japan.
Here has been discussed in the net and in the ruins of the megalithic city rather than a canyon.
For if you look at the photos, but there are traces of human processed precisely the rock in rocky mountain.
People have a chance to come to play in Okayama, please try to challenge the mystery of Gokei.
Bullshit that looks like natural rock cleavage to me.
Have they found any rock chips or fire pits, things that much better indicators of human activity than shapes in rocks?
Can /sci/ recommend any good physics or math documentaries?
The first one is very good to give you some summary of the standard "what is mathematics? why is it beautiful?" stuff most teachers of mathematics want to get across.
What defect in the psychology of the human brain allows people to become attracted to anime characters?
Will it eventually be weeded out of the gene pool?
It's the same defect that makes people read books about the Devil's work such as Harry Potter.
Some day this country will wake up and burn all the Satanic lies and slander that we call "Fiction". Until then I can only hope you know to stay away from all that nonsense.
What are the chances of a alien race in this universe existing that humans might actually find attractive.
Or a race that is actually genetically compatible for reproduction with humans.
I find it kinda fumy how media likes to portray aliens when the chances of finding a alien race that even remotely resembles humans is highly improbable.
The jellyfish from mas effect are more likely to be our first contact than some kind of space elf's.
>implying some humans won't find space jellyfish attractive
>when the chances of finding a alien race that even remotely resembles humans is highly improbable.
What are you basing that on? Convergent evolution happens here on earth, if other animals existed on another planet and were subjected to the same evolutionary pressures, it's entirely possible would produce similar adaptations.
I'd agree with you that a similar planet may make similar adaptations appear but there wouldn't be any guarantee that the parts would be in the same places.
Like space Mr. Potato Heads.
>What are the chances of a alien race in this universe existing that humans might actually find attractive
>Or a race that is actually genetically compatible for reproduction with humans