The royal tyrrell museum might need a renovation now.May 31 2012 at 3:16 AM
Mr. Sapien (Login Application11)
Response to My fine feathered .. dinosaur
Or, they could just order a bunch of Barney dinosaurs if they are strapped for cash. Or, order some east Indian carpets from that east-Indian rug store in downtown Calgary that is across the street from the petro canada building and throw those on some of their dinosaurs for a more furry look. As a temporary solution, of course.
But this really illustrates that point of why it's not a good idea to cling to science and treat it like a religion and instead, use your brain and not be afraid to question any established beliefs or theories. Because healthy science should operate like that, rather than being based on consensus that is driven by political ideology. You never know at what minute, something that is classified as knowledge in science, will be classified as a belief. When you cling to science, you can spend a lifetime promoting a belief and not even know it.
But this sort of reminds me of when people claim that without science, there would be no computers, lights, TV's or cars and we would be living in the stone-age. That's also holding onto a belief and mythological view of the way that science works.
Because when you look at the history of inventors and inventions, almost all of them were armatures. There wasn't a group of scientists that were funded by a University that invented a car, a plane or a radio in some laboratory -- it was all done by armatures who had a love towards something and sometimes a really good imagination. Without armature inventors, science would be nothing. When you look at it realistically, science has needed them more than they needed science to come up with most of the inventions in the world.
But that is a perfect example of the way that science should work. When we all become participants in the quest for knowledge, it's much more healthy than science acting like the church did back in the mid-evil times with this "it's us VS you" attitude. Like during the times when you were not allowed to question the church and had to thank the pope for making it rain because he must have been thinking about your region of the world that day. Science is healthy when we all part of the process. And, there are many of us on these forums that exercise that very right to use our brains and to question anything within science, without needed some-kind of permission.