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  1. #1 Why are people not interested in natural science that much? 
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    Well its something that I've seen. Most of the people are not that interested in natural science. They are more interested in the field of arts and politics. Can your'll see this too? If so what do you think the reason behind this?

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    id say the reason is becuase most people are intellectually unable to comprehend the information and data wich science have collected and analyse it in a proper way. The data is also in some cases consufion since they are odd and not as we usually se our everyday world. Also people tend to dislike math wich i suspect is cause their brains are often more designed to be emotional rather than logical as math is, and since math is a great part of natural science it gets hard aswell for them.

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    Yea I guess people are often unwilling to give some effort to understand the natural sciences, so they don't know how rewarding it is once they start understanding it. It's easier to see the beauty of a statue than the beauty of a scientific theory :wink: But sometimes aspects of natural science can be made spectacular in films or documentaries (like dinosaurs, supernovae, nuclear fission), then people often do find it interesting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pendragon
    Yea I guess people are often unwilling to give some effort to understand the natural sciences, so they don't know how rewarding it is once they start understanding it. It's easier to see the beauty of a statue than the beauty of a scientific theory :wink: But sometimes aspects of natural science can be made spectacular in films or documentaries (like dinosaurs, supernovae, nuclear fission), then people often do find it interesting.
    yeah aslongest it gives big BOOMS everyone is interested.
    when the booming ends most people say "BORING, where is the remote?"
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    I have all sorts of friends and colleagues interested in natural history. On a positive side, natural history is one area of science that hasn't been completely hijacked by 'professionals' and all the bureacratic, exclusive barriers that follow.

    The word 'amateur' has now been denegrated to mean some second or third tier of value. Fortunately, however, many of the great naturalists today still are 'amateurs' who pursue their study and enjoyment of birds, botany, insects and other natural history fields. The best birders aren't ornithologists but dedicated birdwatchers....the 65 year-old grandma who still bakes cookies.

    In contrast, how many 'physics clubs' are out there that try and woo interested sales clerks to monthly meetings?

    We have about 80 people attend our monthly paleontological society meeting. All have equal status to participate in field trips, do presentations, show specimens and so on. Most members are interested, intelligent people in non-academia or related geology professions.

    If you go into your library you'll find whole sections of worn books dedicated to natural history. they are in demand by folks just wanting to learn. Then check out the math and physics section. Disciplines in which amateur pursuit has been stifled by a closed group of usually (but not always) academics with the social skills of a dead stick. How many people, after they finish college, are inspired to sign out a book on Advanced Calculus? The subject isn't boring as much as it was made boring in school.
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    Some of us prefer something practical and more applicable to real life situations.

    Natural science is all theorical and no practical application--perfect for insecure masochists who think good memorizing skill is a proof of intelligence.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pseudoscientist
    Some of us prefer something practical and more applicable to real life situations.

    Natural science is all theorical and no practical application--perfect for insecure masochists who think good memorizing skill is a proof of intelligence.
    I thought you were the one that liked social science, because that's just natural science combined with applied science, you really need to find out what your slagging off before you do it.
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    I'll tell you why, At the rate my generation is destroying the planet, will there be anything left to work on if you start college now?
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    Well its something that I've seen. Most of the people are not that interested in natural science. They are more interested in the field of arts and politics. Can your'll see this too? If so what do you think the reason behind this?

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    I'm interested in all fields of science. In fact I've just recently started reading a few hundred wiki books on every subject it has.

    And natural sciences are the first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nevyn
    I thought you were the one that liked social science, because that's just natural science combined with applied science, you really need to find out what your slagging off before you do it.
    I really hate resorting to age-related personal attacks, but sometimes a fifteen-year-old really would be better off not making any comments lest his ignorance (combined with lack of experience) shows...

    MOD EDIT:And I really hate editing posts, please confine your attacks to the post not the poster. Megabrain.

    Read your reply one more time and see who needs to find out what he's slagging off before he does it.
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    Now Now girls, be nice to each other.... :wink:
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    i'm sorry i put a comma instead of a semi-colon Mr. Iknoweverything. And how dare you call me ignorant you old jessy; my opinion and knowlage is just as aplicable and valid as any one elses. I really hate age DISCRIMINATION, just because i am young does not mean i am stupid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pseudoscientist
    I really hate resorting to age-related personal attacks, but sometimes a fifteen-year-old really would be better off not making any comments lest his ignorance (combined with lack of experience) shows...

    Read your reply one more time and see who needs to find out what he's slagging off before he does it.
    And sometimes a person who is foolish enough to make age=experience fallacies shouldn't make them. 8)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremyhfht
    Quote Originally Posted by Dilan
    Well its something that I've seen. Most of the people are not that interested in natural science. They are more interested in the field of arts and politics. Can your'll see this too? If so what do you think the reason behind this?

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    I'm interested in all fields of science. In fact I've just recently started reading a few hundred wiki books on every subject it has.

    And natural sciences are the first.
    Congrats and good for you! As an older fellow I've learned that every field of science becomes even more fascinating with the more we learn. I've browsed the shelves at the library and picked up a book on a seemingly dry subject and got hooked. My wife became a geologist exactly that way. She was in general biology in her first year of university and got lost in the library 'in the stacks' in the geology section. She browsed a few books and switched her major the next term.
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    I think many of us prefer more practical science to real life situations...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremyhfht
    Quote Originally Posted by Dilan
    Well its something that I've seen. Most of the people are not that interested in natural science. They are more interested in the field of arts and politics. Can your'll see this too? If so what do you think the reason behind this?

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    I'm interested in all fields of science. In fact I've just recently started reading a few hundred wiki books on every subject it has.

    And natural sciences are the first.
    Hi,
    Ya same here. I like natural science too. Well but the majority of the world isn't when you compare it with the past. In the past it was like a massive evolution in science. When you read the history of theories that try to explain the start of the universe you can see this evolution. Wow its just amazing
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