What’s So Cool About Good Science? | Good Science

  • Ever wonder what happened to postmodernism?
    • Good Science explains why postmodernism went down in flames
  • Where no one has gone before…
    • NASA scientists have redefined reality by transforming humans from earth-dwellers into planet-hopping extra-terrestrials.
  • Artificial Intelligence
    • Scientists, such as Marvin Minsky and Raymond Kurzweil, are working to transform computers from passive information processors into artificially-sentient beings.
  • Many of the most amazing scientific truths have begun as fantasies.
    • For example, Martin Cooper, the inventor of the cell phone, claims that he was inspired to invent the wireless telephone after watching Captain Kirk use a handheld communicator on Star Trek!
  • Also, Aubrey de Grey, the Chief Science Officer of the SENS Foundation, insists that death will soon be a remediable malady.
    • Indeed, de Grey has famously stated that the first person to live to 1,000 is already sixty years old.

4. Good Science operates at the intersection between fantasy and reality

  • There is a dynamic interrelationship between fantasy and reality
    • Jules Verne’s fictional submarine, the Nautilus, helped to inspire the first nuclear submarine, the USS Nautilus.
    • Captain Kirk’s fictional conversations with the Starship Enterprise’s shipboard computer inspired David Ferrucci to develop Watson, IBM’s peerless Jeopardy! champion.