Thursday, April 22, 2010

Contemporary Logic

1. This physics teacher teaches physics badly so physics must be wrong.

2. I am neither a physics student nor trained in it but I have a degree in basket weaving. Since I have good logical skills in that subject, I think I know everything that is there to know about physics so I will say that both this physics teacher and physics are completely meaningless.

3. Don't ask me to go and read a good physics book or meet experts in that field. Its a bunch of nonsense. I have made up my mind already. I will pick only bad teachers as examples to reconfirm my belief.

29 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yaaru mela gandu? Nevertheless funny post.LOL.

-Ganesh

Anonymous said...

ahaaa... wasn't sure where you were going with it until i read the tags.

a very different POV :-)

Sekhar said...

tags!

Love your views on religion. very different from gen x.

Padmanabhan said...

The problem is that, in physics or math, if two people claim 2 different things, they have to get to gether, sort things out and agree on something. what is right is not decided based on one man's claim, but on some sort of consensus. In religion, anyone can claim anything and the person claiming whatever has no obligation to disprove what others claim or even prove or demonstrate whatever he claims. As long as that is the case, religion can expect no respect from thinking people.

You may like this talk by Sam Harris: http://www.ted.com/talks/sam_harris_science_can_show_what_s_right.html

Hawkeye said...

padmanabhan,

/* In religion, anyone can claim anything and the person claiming whatever has no obligation to disprove what others */

above claim falls under #1 category of my post.


/* in physics or math, if two people claim 2 different things, they have to get to gether, sort things out and agree on something. what is right is not decided based on one man's claim, but on some sort of consensus. */

history says that the above is true for religion.

Anonymous said...

Super argument. Nethi adi.

Anonymous said...

Seeing the post, I thought you are talking about physics and I remembered last week's 'Big Bang Theory'. Sheldon teaching Penny what physics is.

achupichu said...

@Padmanabhan:

"...agree on something. what is right is not decided based on one man's claim, but on some sort of consensus"

This is not 'scientific'... This is 'you scratch my back, I will scratch yours'.

@Hawkeye:

I liked your post but I didn't quite get your response to Padmanabhan. While religion is not based on 'one man's claim', what are you referring to when you state "history says..."? Is it a specific incident?

Anonymous said...

I think this is a weak analogy.

Physics is an objective field..you can prove the findings. Religion is abstract. People might refuse to seek an expert in religion because nothing proves he's the expert.

-nano

Kanthan said...

Why is everybody getting ratholed into whether religion is as single-sourced or objective as physics? The analogy is not meant to state that and it clearly brings out something else.

To me the post simply says that you cannot broadly criticise any religion without knowing it from an authentic source.

MLC said...

physics = religion
physics teachr = vaadhyaar or archagar
appo ...
onnum theriyaadha, time pass+quik money venum nu nadula vandhu kozhapura 'substitute teacher' = poli saamiyaar, nu vechikalaama?;-)

Anonymous said...

So why is it nobody is able to pick out the fake degree Physics teachers when they are still in the profession?

Hawkeye said...

if i replaced 'physics' with 'literature' would people stop getting sidetracked into comparing relative consenses/other-specifics of physics & religion and ACTUALLY get the analogy

Anonymous said...

Kanthan,

Define authentic source.

Anonymous said...

Hawkeye,

For ppl to get your analogy, first you have to come up with a good one, and not a half-baked one.

Hawkeye said...

yes..my analogy is not idiot proof

Anonymous said...

bro,

stop getting defensive and see where you went wrong with your analogy.

Labakku Das said...

You are insulting all your revered readers by coming up with a half-baked(as said above) analogy and saying - you dimwitted morons, can't you understand even this?

I said...

This is usually the logic of the journalist goombal. Becasue they failed in Physics, they took commerce/arts group in 11th standard. Then, because they could not do anything useful, they got degrees in journalism/literature. And became the subject matter expert on everything -- economics, politics and cinema screenplay. Of course they can't make enough money to deal with thuvaram paruppu @ Rs 100/Kg and remain single, save for a fling with the equally idiotic co-journalist.

Srikkanth K. said...

Labakku das,

You are not the only reader here. I am a reader too and don't find the logic of post absurd or 1/2 baked. I agree with the logic as well. So please don't say "all readers" and generalise.

kaipullai said...
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kaipullai said...

Seems to me that most of you are arguing just for the sake of it. "Ellam therinja ekambaram" tag makes it clear what the post is about. Could add more tags like "kanda naikku manasula periya paruppu nenaippu".

Suchithra said...

Awesome awesome awesome!
Your analogy is too good. I think Cho once mentioned this - "People should at least try to know what they are rejecting before rejecting it" Presuming that is your point here, I completely agree...
Aside, I have been reading a lot of your religion posts and this is one of the few blogs where I go "Awesome" after every single one of them.

Suchithra said...

The tags don't appear on Google Reader (or I don't knwo how to see them)... So it was kinda weird to read this post there... U could maybe avoid such a scenario by mentioning "see tags" or something...

Sowmya said...

I just saw a reply " just because they fail in physics they take up commerce/arts

Those Words will affect the feelings of those people who scored 80+/100 in science ..( like me) , took commerce as an option because they love it and ow a C.A Which is considered to be One of the most toughest examinations in India, ahead of your B.E's

Sowmya said...

I saw a reply to the column -
" just because they fail in physics they take up commerce/arts.....

Those Words will affect the feelings of those people who scored 80+/100 in science .( like me) , took commerce as an option because they love it and now a C.A Which is considered to be One of the most toughest examinations in India, ahead of your B.E's..

Sowmya said...

To the attention of the blog owner :Reply from me, on the Contemporary logic" topic is nothing irrelevant,
ie not on the contents of the original post but on one of the replies..

Intention is, not to hurt the feelings of anyone...but to make them realize that commerce Grads too have reasonably good volume of grey matter in their brains!!

Sowmya said...

To the attention of the blog owner :Reply from me, on the Contemporary logic" topic is nothing irrelevant,
ie not on the contents of the original post but on one of the replies..

Intention is, not to hurt the feelings of anyone...but to make them realize that commerce Grads too have reasonably good volume of grey matter in their brains!!

Chitta vritti said...

I dont understand how, each of my reply has got posted twice, that may further Doubt the credibility and capacity of a commerce grad!! Plz do delete the repeated one!