why people are less interested in science????

India
March 28, 2013 12:40am CST
Hello friends, I really like science especially physics.So I started few discussions but i got less replies.Then i left mylot for about a year and then came back. I went through an interest and found out that on one has posted any discussions related to science. But there are lots of discussion in other type of interest. This is the main reason why i began to lose interest in mylot. So why are people not interested in science?
12 responses
@timetravel (1428)
• United States
28 Mar 13
When I was young - grade school and even high school student age - "science" was mysterious, an esoteric subject almost only meant for the brightest intellectuals among us - Tesla's and others like him - Madame Curie types. I was more artsy and literature bent. But then in college I wanted to major in Mental Health/Human Services and found I thoroughly enjoyed all the psychology courses I had to take and guess what? Psychology is science. We also had to take courses in Anatomy and Physiology, Pharmacology, etc. Those, too, are sciences. And then, about fifteen years ago, I read a book about the Cosmos. The beginnings of the Universe. I didn't understand all the physics involved as I am not a mathematician by any means, but I still enjoyed it. So I read more, and did some more research once I had internet access and computers. while still not a scientist in any sense of the word, my understanding of physics has grown tremendously. but I still feel like an idiot if I am involved in discussions about it because I don't sound like a scientist or know all the proper terminology. So I stick with reading about the Universe on sites geared towards Cosmology or Physics for Dummies. They satisfy my curiosity about our world and life without making me feel as small as a molecule in the great schism of things...lol.
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• India
29 Mar 13
The Course above you said Anatomy and Physiology, Pharmacology are part of MBBS. You are right they are science. I didn't meant science as physics itself. I am happy that you have gained interest in physics especially in cosmology!! But one thing,There is a difference between mathematics and physics. Though physics can be explained by mathematics,not all mathematical equations can describe truth in physics. And one thing,Physics heads all other branches of science. Like Chemistry can be explained purely from mathematics and physics!! Stunned??!!
• United States
29 Mar 13
My philosophy has always been one can't argue numbers. Numbers can, of course, be manipulated - but ultimately, math is at the head and heart of all sciences. What is music without math? While theories of physics and cosmology can be explained with regular words and thoughts, it is through mathematical equations that they are proven or not. The Theory of Relativity, for example, can be explained with words, but it's the math that proves it's existence. My thoughts, at least!
• India
1 Apr 13
I don't think Theory of relativity is proven my math.. It was first proved by lorentz by mathematics.He thought that it was a trick. Einstein proved it through physical principle. I have Theory of relativity book.
@marguicha (100061)
• Chile
28 Mar 13
I am interested in science, but would not answer a very difficult post. I`ll check your posts to see what you mean. Meanwhile, welcome back!
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• India
28 Mar 13
Which part of the science are you interested?
• India
28 Mar 13
You should not think like that. You will learn only when you discuss. If your that interested,i will tell you a website that promotes science.Though you won't earn any money. But i prefer that site than this as here less people are interested and less comments. So no active discussion can be hold.
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@roshigo58 (4871)
• Pune, India
28 Mar 13
Hi, You are right. I also think that people are less interested in science. They are interested in discussing their experiences in life. And sharing their feelings.
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• India
28 Mar 13
Yes. They only discuss only these. Do you know why less people are interested in science? If you are really interested in science,i will tell you a website where we discuss only this.
@doroffee (4230)
• Hungary
28 Mar 13
I think, back then, physics was more attractive because it was something new, and people usually had more free time and energy to think about heavier issues like that. Nowadays, people are more drawn to lighter things in their free time, because they are exhausted. And as for myself, I don't understand physics and science, because I have a communication/art mind.
@bloggeroo (2171)
• Philippines
29 Mar 13
A discussion on physics will likely be among physicists or engineers. Maybe, there should be some designated physicist here at myLot and everybody else will take sides on some debatable issues. "My balls are bigger than your balls," one physicist would start saying. And then, we will all examine the evidence.
• United States
29 Mar 13
LOL - we would all need to "unrestrict" our settings for that discussion!
• India
29 Mar 13
@doroffee, I am not saying that everyone should like science.. I am saying that People have began to lose interest in science.it is decreasing.
@miryanag (348)
• Bulgaria
28 Mar 13
Because science is not for everyone. Not everyone understand it's abstract concepts. I f want to make them interested explain them like you would explain a child. As Einstein said If you cant explain it to a six year old you don"t understand it yourself.
@tech40 (9726)
• Philippines
28 Mar 13
Science is for everyone, it's depends to each individual who wants to understand science, Like me, sometimes I love wants, sometimes I wont, science amaze me, and sometimes wont If you want them to be interest in science, Show Science To Them, Show what Science can do, and when they got attracted or amaze to science, I know, they'll love science..
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• India
29 Mar 13
Agree with you too!!
• Marikina, Philippines
29 Mar 13
They are not interested in science is because I think, they are more interested in religion? Ha ha ha ha Yeah. I have noticed that when it comes to religion topic, they are lots of them. Anyway, people have different interests and it is just happen that most members here on myLot are not interested in science-just most of them
• India
1 Apr 13
I think one day science can give answers about religion.. I think science can show god may exist or it can create that sort of conditions..
@bloggeroo (2171)
• Philippines
29 Mar 13
Most people have an internal treshold for interesting stuff. And science in general will not make the cut. I suspect this is because they are not as proficient talking technical stuff than ordinary everyday happenings. This means they don't have the words to say something sensible about the subject. If I start discussing shear and moments, I don't think I'd get any response. As it is, I'm having problems getting responses for seemingly typical activities like writing a book. But then again, it might not be as typical as I believe them to be.
• India
29 Mar 13
Some people consider science as scary!! But i think they might have read a wrong book!! They should read some interesting books to keep interest in science!!
@jagjit273 (1740)
• India
28 Mar 13
Because its very boring and too much technical. Those formula's in it are really brain eaters. I was always afrais of scince and maths. Happy myloting.
• India
29 Mar 13
You have seen the opaque part of science. Science is very enjoyable,you should try to read a very good book. You can try Physics Of Impossible by Michio Kaku.
@jdawg011 (505)
• Canada
28 Mar 13
Welcome back. I am extremely EXTREMELY interested in science! I would be glad to have discussions with you! I am fairly new here so wouldn't have seen your discussions before, and people on myLot tend to talk about... less interesting stuff than science, so it is difficult to sift through the junk and find interesting discussions. I also haven't noticed any articles on science which would have made it difficult to find the science "interest" on myLot. I will go find the interest now and I'll be sure to look at your future discussions :) I also know how you feel, when a post about what someone ate today gets 20 responses and something that is actually interesting or could spark a good debate gets 1-2 responses, it is a bit discouraging.
• India
29 Mar 13
I am glad that you could understand that!!
@sajujohn (1009)
• India
28 Mar 13
Honestly, I am so much interested in Science. Even I joined here in Mylot thinking that I could do some posts related to science. But I couldn't find any apt place or interests to post those. You said that you have made some posts regarding science topics. Therefore can you inform me where you have made those, if possible I will also comment or reply with my views.
• India
29 Mar 13
Thank you!! Which part of science you like?? Do you wanna join a site that is build for this?
@messi3336 (212)
• India
28 Mar 13
hai hari ,i like science but i dont like to answer the science question this is my main problem.
• India
29 Mar 13
No need of any of that. Just like science and be curious. Everything will come automatically.
• United States
4 Apr 13
I think the reason people aren't really interested in science is because it's not presented in a very interesting way that grabs people's attention. It's all very complicated and not always easy to understand.