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    A Semiconductor Film by Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt shot at the NASA Space Sciences Laboratory, UC Berkeley, California.

    By asking a group of space physicists the unanswerable Semiconductor reveal the hidden motivations driving scientists to the outer limits of human knowledge. In an attempt to find meaning within the question, they open a Pandora's Box of limitations within science itself, revealing their own philosophical confines. Issues of faith, medicine and the laws of matter are raised to illustrate the infinitely complex universe we live in.




    The following quotes from the Scientists in particular stood out for me. Very interesting to note as well, how the words "belief" and "faith" are expressed in relation to the scientific method.

    "We have to have faith in Science, to order to do Science"

    "We shouldn't expect to know everything in the long run"

    "There is a quasi-religious belief that the universe makes sense."

    "What does understand mean? That is the tricky part".

    "By saying.... everything means everything? Then the answer is no"

    "Maybe that's not the goal of science, to understand everything. I think the goal of science is to understand the natural world"

    "It's one of those things I believe but can't prove"

    "Science limits itself in understanding phenomenon that repeat."

    "The more you learn about something, the more you learn what you don't know about that something"




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    Sat, Mar 14, 2009  Permanent link
    Categories: science. thought, inquiry
    Sent to project: Polytopia
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