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Karl Popper & Scientific Objectivity ~Lazar & Deven

Philosophy 12

Falsification.

Karl Popper stated very simply that science can only get as true as long as one cannot deem it false. This is his theory of falsification, regarding that in science, one can never reach 100% objectivity; that a scientific theory will infinitely approach this asymptotic mark we call truth. For example, Galileo disproving that our planet is the center of our solar system and Einstein redefining the method of which we consider the gravitational pulls among interstellar masses from Newtons original gravitational theory.

Although Popper nicely answers our question, which I do mostly agree with, I still remain persistent and a little disagreeing with the concept of science being nonobjective. With that, I went and searched for the definition of science, which states:  knowledge about or study of the natural world based on facts learned through experiments and observation (Note: this is only one definition, there are many…

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Thank God for the Atom Bomb by Paul Fussell

Up until the bombings, the Japanese elite thought the war had turned in their favour. Potsdam offered them better terms than to Germany. They thought they could get even better terms of a million lives lost invading Kyushu.

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Paul Fussell in Paris, May 1945

Many years ago in New York I saw on the side of a bus a whiskey ad I’ve remembered all this time. It’s been for me a model of the short poem, and indeed I’ve come upon few short poems subsequently that exhibited more poetic talent. The ad consisted of two eleven-syllable lines of “verse,” thus:

In life, experience is the great teacher.

In Scotch, Teacher’s is the great experience.

For present purposes we must jettison the second line (licking our lips, to be sure, as it disappears), leaving the first to register a principle whose banality suggests that it enshrines a most useful truth. I bring up the matter because, writing on the forty-second anniversary of the atom-bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, I want to consider something suggested by the long debate about the ethics, if any, of that ghastly affair. Namely, the importance of experience, sheer, vulgar experience, in influencing, if not determining, one’s…

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How aware are you of cultural differences in body language?

Cultural Conflict

Body language or a non-verbal communication plays an important role in how people communicate. It reveals an 392412-4762-29unspoken intention through the physical behaviors. These behaviors include body gestures, eye movement, touch, hand sign, facial expression, greeting and personal space. A non-verbal communications also indicate emotions and a state of mind of that person such as angry, frustration, satisfied, happy, pleasure and relaxation. However, one must be aware that body languages are different from culture to culture. There are many body gestures that are commonly used in one culture, but may have different meanings in other cultures.

Here are video clips showing innocent gestures that mean rude things abroad!

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The cultural differences in body language between the UK and Asia

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