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Muhammad Saad
Attends International Islamic University Islamabad
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"I would say to any scientist who says this, Go home. You’re done as a scientist. If, at any point, you think that there are systems that we cannot, eventually, figure out, then you have given up."
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Great talk by Markus Baden on the use of Python in Physics research
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Raspberry Pi Zero, the $5 programmable computer is here. (y)
Of all the things we do at Raspberry Pi, driving down the cost of computer hardware remains one of the most important. Even in the developed world, a programmable computer is a luxury item for a lot of people, and every extra dollar that we ask someone to spend decreases the chance that they’ll choose …
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"If you like, I can speak to one of my colleagues in the department." XD
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"We can no longer afford to shield the kids from the ugly truth, because we need their imagination to invent the solutions."
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If the title doesn't appeal to you, then how about "seeing with your ears"? :D
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This is how I like spending my new year night. ;)
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"If we are humble and patient–if use our passion for science as inspiration to be better than our past–then in the long run our scientific understanding will continue to flourish and grow.

But if we simply condemn those who dare to feel differently, it is we who will remain ignorant savages."
 
Ignorant Savages

The supreme court of Hawaii has rescinded the construction permit for the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT). This has understandably made some people quite angry. But when I hear some scientists referring to TMT opponents as ignorant savages, it makes me very ashamed.

The Thirty Meter Telescope is an ambitious plan to create a large telescope in the northern hemisphere. It was intended to be the flagship of American astronomy, and was destined to make some amazing discoveries. As an astronomer I would love to see the telescope built. Part of that is my own childish desire to have my scientific toys now. Life is short, and I want to understand as much of the universe as I can, sooner rather than later.

But science is not simply a race to gather all the facts. It is a process through which we gather knowledge, and its a process that never ends. When science is done well it fosters a bit of humility and instills in us an ability to see the larger picture. Following that path requires a willingness to recognize that all of us descend from a barbarous past. Standing on the side of science does not automatically give us the moral high ground. Many scientists have not lived up to the scientific ideal. We’ve stolen the data of others, claimed discoveries for our own, and bullied people to promote our own scientific agenda.

Science is not a hammer we can use to bludgeon the views of others.

As a friend of mine once said about TMT debate, you can’t tell someone how to feel. Much of the debate on either side is about our feelings and the priorities that drive those feelings. In the face of opposition we can look the the feelings of the other side and try to build bridges of understanding. We can seek out alternatives when barriers are placed in front of us. We can strive to be better than our past, and try to create wisdom from hard won scientific knowledge. We can recognize that we won’t always succeed.

If the TMT is delayed, then its wondrous discoveries will be revealed to the next generation of scientists. If it is cancelled then we can inspire the next generation to create different observatories and better scientific tools. If we are humble and patient–if use our passion for science as inspiration to be better than our past–then in the long run our scientific understanding will continue to flourish and grow.

But if we simply condemn those who dare to feel differently, it is we who will remain ignorant savages.
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Little Calvin's wise words on the kind of debates we have gotten used to.
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Neuroscientist Sandrine Thuret on neurogenesis (production of new neurons) in the adult brain.
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Amazing how much good you can do with the power that data gives you!
And the best thing is, they are keeping it open so others can join in and help too. (y)
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خاکسار کو مولوی لینکس کہتے ہیں
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Explorer at heart.
Aspiring to be the greatest physicist ever!
Likes writing, sketching, experimenting and staring at the sky.
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  • International Islamic University Islamabad
    BS Physics (Nanotechnology), 2012 - present
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محمد سعد