Are Most People Too Dumb for Physics? →
physicsphysics: navigolucky: a paper published by Eric Mazur of Harvard Abstract: In a recent article in The Physics Teacher, Michael Sobel claims (as do many teachers) that physics is in a “special category of hard” and is usually taken only by a “certain sort of very bright student.” The appealing, yet suspiciously conceited, notion that physics is only for smart or industrious people is...
The truth may be puzzling. It may take some work to grapple with. It may be...– Carl Sagan
Medical Hypotheses: Why are modern scientists so... →
(via roomthily) I’m not entirely sure whether I should feel amused or insulted…
Kirk: What would you say the odds are on our getting out of here?
Spock: Difficult to be precise, Captain. I should say approximately seven thousand eight hundred twenty four point seven to one.
Kirk: Difficult to be precise? Seven thousand eight hundred and twenty four to one?
Spock: Seven thousand eight hundred twenty four point seven to one.
Kirk: That's a pretty close approximation.
Spock: I endeavour to be accurate.
Kirk: You do quite well.
Kirk: Spock, comment.
Spock: Very bad poetry, Captain.
Kirk: A more useful comment, Mr Spock.