Follow The Science

Updated on January 18, 2021 in General Stuff
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Jonathan Pageau makes a point I wish we heard far more often.

https://thesymbolicworld.com/videos/the-blindness-of-following-the-science/

Science also cannot tell you what is the reasonable amount of resources you should spend on a certain goal, or what else you should sacrifice to accomplish your goal.  If you want to make a pound cake, but you can only get eggs by driving two hours from you house, science has no way of telling you if that is a reasonable thing to do, or if you want that pound cake enough to sacrifice that time and energy to still make it. From John Smith
 
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To me that’s the difference between science and engineering. We’d be much better off if we listened to engineers rather than scientists.

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I spent the summer before my senior year in college working in an engineering office at the Corps of Engineers here in Omaha.

One of the guys had a poster hanging from his cubicle that said:

“Engineering is the art of molding materials we do not fully understand, into shapes we can not precisely define, in order to withstand forces we can not fully assess, in such a manner that the public at large has no reason to suspect the extent of our ignorance.”

(The big project they were working on at the time was a series of support facilities for B1 bombers).

Loved that poster.

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