Anjar Priandoyo

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Understanding Science

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Framing: “Everything related: Causal, Controversial, Impact”

A. Understanding Causal (case of Scientific Revolution History)
Quora, Why did the Scientific Revolution occur in Western Europe between 1543-1687? Why did the scientific revolution only occur in Europe? Why didn’t China undergo a scientific revolution as in the West? Why did Europe develop before the rest of the world? Economic History: Why did Asia miss the Industrial Revolution that began in the 18th century? Reddit, ELI5:Why did industrial revolution occured in Europe and not India or China?

a. Culture, rich people want new building, innovation (Acemoglu) popular answer
b. Nature, black death, (Jared Diamond) controversial answer
c. Timing, west start first, access to knowledge (Neutral answer)
d. We dont know, its very subjective

Bonus: What makes Neil deGrasse Tyson a fascinating character?
a. He communicate effectively, popular answer
b. He is controversial, controversial answer

B. Understanding Controversial (Difference) (case of Science Popularization)
Quora, Do conservatives dislike Neil DeGrasse Tyson? What is Neil deGrasse Tyson’s biggest flaw? Does he have one? What do physicists and astrophysicists think of Neil deGrasse Tyson? How do scientists (e.g. Brian Cox, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Carl Sagan) become TV celebrities? Do scientists dislike people who try to popularize science like Jared Diamond and Neil deGrasse Tyson? Why are Neil deGrasse Tyson, Michio Kaku, Brian Greene and Bill Nye more popular than Peter Higgs, François Englert, Yoichiro Nambu and Roger Penrose? Why do Lawrence Krauss and Neil deGrasse Tyson fight between each other so much? How much money do “pop-science” physicists (Stephen Hawking, Michio Kaku, Neil deGrasse Tyson) make? What do physicists think of Michio Kaku? How do people like Neil deGrasse Tyson, Bill Nye, and Carl Sagan influence so many people in science? Why is Kim Kardashian famous? Why are the Kardashians so popular? Fame and Mass Popularity: Is Quora going to be more famous than Facebook?

Concept: Communicating Science vs Doing Science is different, thus the communicating will have a risk of

a. Speaks beyond the capacity
b. Lack of Sensitivity (conservative vs liberal)
c. Celebrity, ordinary human

C. Understanding Impact (case of Cultural Stereotype)
Europe: What is the difference between British and French culture and intellectual style? Do Japanese and British people feel their cultures have a lot in common? Is French culture more intellectual than American culture?

a. Yes, its different
b. No, its same
c. Sir, I can not provide the answer, if you see previous understanding (causal and controversial), there is no point to find which is the best answer. The point is to limit your question, give clear assumptions and control.

Why I write this? last night my wife told me that she is now very confidence with all the science things. What science trying to do is to limit everything, make it simple, so it has controlled environment.


Written by Anjar Priandoyo

Januari 29, 2016 pada 11:08 am

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