Is everyone on here just a popsci faggot that memorises fancy-sounding phrases without understanding the actual science?
I actually want /sci/ to be good, but I know it won't happen unless anons on /sci/ hate popsci shitposting and refuse to reply.
I'm doing this by making sure popsci threads clutter /sci/ and legitimate threads 404
Eventually /sci/ will have ONLY shitposts
OR the userbase will come together and memethreads will get almost no replies, and die quickly like on /lit/
I don't really post in threads other than homework, maths and philosophy since im pretty ignorant of chemistry and advanced physics.
I kight ask questions though.
I am getting tired of freshman tier idiots claiming they know shit when they dont.
Don't underestimate the power of pop-sci. It can be used to quickly gain mass public support for projects that would otherwise take years to acquire funding for. Just go along with it and reap the benefits.
Thing is, it's not even like those things are the worst of it. The worst is people posting in normal threads and trying to act as if they understand what the fuck they're talking about - that lowers the quality of the whole board.
We need a degree of elitism, with knowledgeable anons disgracing pleb anons, until board culture is to fucking shit mercilessly on plebs (making screen caps for pleb shaming threads), so that the barrier to entry is massive
>Is everyone on here just a popsci faggot that memorises fancy-sounding phrases without understanding the actual science?
I remember years ago when I was in graduate school, I had access to a book on approximate Molecular Orbital methods. In the forward of the book, there was a statement that if someone were to memorize enough of the acronyms (CNDO, MNDO, LUMO, HOMO etc) they could convince anyone that they understood quantum chemistry.
But seriously, that's not at all what I'm trying to suggest. Anyone should be able to ask questions or answer to the best of their knowledge. The problem arises when people act as if they're knowledgeable about a subject when in fact they're not, which is simply misleading.
Look at the amount of sources you see on this board. I quoted one time something straight from a well received research paper and /sci/ deemed it ''pseudo science'' :D.
I rarely go to this board though, even /pol/ is more rational despite displaying constant incorrect use of statistics and pop article after pop article. I rarely see anything on here besides popular science, something you could read in an easy subway newspaper. Then again it just displays how most scientific disciplines require tacit knowledge.
I don't understand a lot of the stuff, I had teachers in school who didn't care if we learn something, we were watching movies and shit like that most of the time, but I'm kinda interested in science and like to read about science in my free time
I've red some quantum theory books that were really interesting
this is actually the first time I've ever posted something here
surely some one who honestly care about science and technology should be happy when pop culture is interested. we want more people to be interested in this field, not scare them off by being a bunch of elitist scum.
not the 4chan kind. we want them to fuck off.
the worst is when they come out with a "theory" about how something works when they know fuck all about it. It like they think scientists are so deep into their research they missed a glaring truth that this wise anon with his unblinkered vision spotted.
bit annoying desu
/sci/ already has enough elitists masquerading as holders of wisdom. That this board is rife with conceit. In turn, your echo-chamber rots from the inside along with quality of your suggestions.
This board is filled with NEETs pretending to majoring in engineering at top 10 schools. If you attended any of those school you would know that free time is non-existent for those kids. So we have NEETs on this board. In reality you can go to some shitbag universities, majoring in engineering and still work at a top ranked companies. That what I did, and I work alongside MIT/Ivy engineers. 2/3rd of those kids aren't going to make it by the way. They're too timid and submissive. All that matters is having a couple of internships and maybe a CO-OP.
It makes sense m8.
Right now, we are in an equilibrium of shitposting.
If we tip it enough one way, eventually it will fall, or it will swing back the other way.
If it falls we can get another board, like /v/ and /vg/.
If it tips the other way, then we can do our best to keep shitposting to a minimum
Just look at /lit/ for an example of how they manage to keep shitposting down to a relatively low level.
Is it a science book? Are there theorems, formulas, exercises? Does it expect the reader to have any knowledge of physics? No? It's popsci. It's filled with pointless babbling attempting to be atrractive for idiots who don't really care about science. It's shit.
Popsci is just like the geek chic movement in mainstream pop culture of recent years. It's a fad. People sooner or later will realise that actual science requires a lot of cognitive effort and can turn out to be quite tiresome, Thusly, people will find other things to be faux-interested in and this popsci thing will blow over soon enough. Patience.
sounds like you may want to start visiting other websites with memberships and serious mods. 4chans an experiment where anyone can post so there will always be to certain degree shiposting
Talking to my manager:
"You're telling me paint on cars because of 'photodegredation' and not because the clear coat wears off? Give me a fucking break, thats fuckin retarded."
Legitimately said this to me. He has a Bachelor's in Psychology from the University of Florida btw
There's so much mental masturbation in these things it's incredible
It's meant for general readers. To catch people's interest in science. There's nothing wrong with the book. There's nothing wrong with "pop-sci" either (unless it's shit like multiple universes or string theory, etc).
People who don't have a full understanding will at least catch general concepts out of it. It's what got me interested, and here I am now trying to major in physics.