Regarding Science

I know that some of you may lack interest in science, it is something I have been interested in since I can remember. Uncovering the secrets, mysticism, of the world with data, experimentation, and of course the scientific method of theory and evidential proof.

As I’ve gotten older my perspective around science has altered drastically, the idea that you need a degree, to pursue scientific discovery, is something that I think has turned many away from the field and the overall concept of scientific exploration. There are so many opportunities to conduct mini experiments throughout your life. Whether they are purely scientific or otherwise, I find that it’s important to ask the critical questions anyway. I maintain the philosophy that, life in and of itself is a big experiment. Therefore, I find the critical thinking skills so strongly tied to all fields of science an immeasurably important concept to consider in some form, on a semi-regular basis.

In my life, I find science in little things almost everyday, but that’s simply because of my personal interest in the discoveries we have been able to make as a species. What I am trying to say is hard to put into written words, but hopefully you can understand what I’m trying to say. The basic fundamentals of science, question, hypothesize, theorize, experiment, answer… All of these things are also fundamentals of life and self-development.

And THAT is what draws me to science, THAT in turn, is what draws me to life.

I’m currently considering producing some videos, and/or posts, around different topics that have fascinated me recently. These are topics ranging from the development of electricity, and Thomas Edisons’ fraudulence, to the Bush administration and it’s environmental approach that has unfortunately paved the way for a lack of understanding in the US pertaining to climate change and the impact that it could very well have on the entire world in the next 50 years or less, to space exploration, to psychology and it’s inability to create a broad testing system that is accurate for each individual.

As of now, I’m uncertain how to format any of these topics properly, and would have a large amount of further research to do, but let me know if you’re interested in seeing anything like that in the future. I appreciate all of you, and I hope to hear your ideas, perspectives, and opinions!

Calling all closeted self-learners

It’s been running through my mind since my last post, and I really want to put myself out there and start a discussion. Please, if you take the time to read this, I would love to gather anyone with an open mind, and change my quest for this blog a bit. I have recently been really intrigued by the prospect of creating a network, a network that enables anyone and everyone to explore their own interests and start discussions with others that may have knowledge or expertise, or even interest in said area.

If anyone is the least bit interested or has any ideas on how to set up something like that, I would love any and all input. This is a call to start something that I know could be great, with the right community of free thinkers, I have faith that something uplifting, helpful, and interesting can emerge.

The internet has revolutionized the way we live our lives, why not utilize what we already have and so often take for granted? Why not create connections, conversations, and new opportunities?

I know that there are many platforms that are already being used to continue discussions, but my idea is to create something a bit more close knit and intimate between the people on the other end of the screen.

So, again, if anyone has an idea on how to organize a platform like that I would love to talk to you, and start something new. Feel free to email me at: whynotbyou@gmail.com, or leave a comment on this or any post of mine with contact information.

The Pursuit of Self Education

When was it that we decided learning could only be done in schools? When did we become complacent with our knowledge/ability to learn?

I have been fairly consistent in pursuing my right to continue learning, even though I refuse to take part in the current education system. There is so much information out there, and in this age it is possible to find information on nearly anything in mere moments. I am partial to physical books, however I find the internet remarkable.

I have been at a loss for words lately, which means this blog is the first thing to lose engagement. I call this time of year my hibernation period, in part because this is the time I ingest information much more than I bring any new ideas and/or content to the world.

I’m still here, I’m just pursuing my Life education, which I find much more important than any accolades, certificates, or diplomas.

Does anyone else feel the urge to consume more information at certain times of year, or periods of life? If I starting writing about what I decided to learn every few days, would anyone be interested? Would anyone join me in this pursuit?

I’m currently reading a book I bought at a thrift store a while back for 50 cents. It’s titled, The Best American Science and Nature Writing by various scientists and academics. While the book is from the year 2005, I’ve learned a lot about the development of science, through not only the discoveries themselves, but also the political and social background of scientific advancement. It was a book I was not overly excited to pick up, however, I have been pleasantly surprised by how interesting most of these writings actually are. I may have to look for more current versions of the series after I finish this one.

So, here we are in a world full of information, what are we going to do with that luxury?