Refreshingly good science

I just caught the last 20 or so minutes of a Nova program on PBS about the search for absolute zero. It was actually fun to watch because, at least the portion I saw, was just pure, observational, experimental science. No injection of unnecessary evolutionism, no billions of years for this, no time + chance + fairy dust from Vega = an interesting story, but no science. It was just a goal (to achieve a temperature of absolute zero) and the various experiments done by various teams to reach the goal, as well as possible applications learned on the way. That’s science the way it’s supposed to be.

The show was so cool and refreshing (now it’s sounding like a 7-Up commercial) that it made me realize how little evolutionary philosophy adds to our understanding of how the universe works. In fact, it even hinders our advancements in science. At best it doesn’t add anything except confusion. If those with the test-tubes and Bunsen burners just looked through their microscopes, telescopes, and common-sence-scopes, I bet we would be a lot further along than we are, especially in fields related to biology.

My point isn’t to argue the scientific and philosophical problems with evolution. It’s simply to express how much more fun (and useful) science is to watch and think about when all that evolution fluff is absent.

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