I have always loved science. I had a science teacher in elementary school, and I still have a fascination with all things scientific. The other day I was watching a video of a certain scientist and I was amazed by the simplicity of her explanation of how she had created a transparent crystal. A few years ago I watched an episode of “MythBusters” and was inspired to have a go at my own version of the experiment.
I am a huge fan of Science. I think a lot of people are too. We are conditioned to want to know the answers to certain questions, but the questions themselves can be much harder to grasp. Science is a good way to take a step outside of our comfort and try to figure out how things actually work. The science of building interlocking puzzles for kids and adults shows that the rules aren’t that hard to figure out.
In the context of this experiment, the science of translucent objects is pretty simple. This is what our kids do when they put their hands on solid objects and then make them seem to turn transparent. We’ve found that kids are pretty open to it, so I think we should encourage more of it. The science of translucent objects is just another way for us to use our imagination and push back against the norm.
Translucent objects are another example of a problem with the normalization of science. To normalize a scientific experiment, we need to make it easier to figure out what is real, what is fake, and what is just pure fantasy. Translucent objects, at least the ones we think we know, are a perfect example of this. If you can make a translucent object appear to be something else, then you can start to see what is real and what is just plain ridiculous.
I know this is a very subjective stance, but I believe that science is the most objective and scientific thing that exists. If you think that science is this perfect thing that everything is just going to be perfectly natural, then you are very silly. If you think that all of it is real, then you are very silly. If you think that all of it is just fantasy, then you are very silly. That is, unless you are a scientist with more than a little imagination.
The science community, like the rest of the scientific world, is extremely critical of the notion of science as being a purely subjective and theoretical thing. And like any other discipline, it can have both good and bad points. I personally hold that science is very much like art, except that science is in the business of proving or disproving a hypothesis, not just making it seem like it is. I can see why people might think that science is too subjective.
Science is definitely not a subjective thing. Science is a specific methodology through which we try to prove something or disprove a hypothesis. In science we are not just supposed to make up something. We are also supposed to make sure we prove or disprove a hypothesis. That’s the difference between science and art. Science isn’t just art, it’s science.
Art is a different thing. Art is subjective. If you are making something that you deem as art, you would be making some kind of statement about what you think is art. You dont have to agree with the statement. You can say that you think it is art if thats what you think it is. You cant just make something that passes for art.
Artists are not allowed to make something that they deem art. They have to prove that they are right. If they are right, then it can be called art. If they are wrong, it can still be called art. Artists are allowed to disagree with the statement that they have made, but when they do so, they have to prove it. Scientists can disagree with each other, but when they do so, they have to prove it.
Artists have to prove themselves right and scientists have to prove themselves wrong. Scientists can make the statement that they have made on their own and artists can’t. Scientists can disagree with each other and artists can’t. Scientists can disagree with the statement that they have made on their own and artists can’t. Scientists can disagree with the statement that they have made on their own and artists can’t. Artists can disagree with the statement that they have made on their own and scientists can’t.