Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Did He Just Learned Physics?

In this video and news report, the BBC business editor is trying to learn quantum physics.

The title of this report is misleading, because one doesn't learn quantum physics (or any science for that matter) like this. Rather, one is learning ABOUT quantum physics. There is a difference here, and I've mentioned this quite a while back in context with my take on the many pop-science books out there.

While learning about science should be highly encouraged, especially among the general public, we should never mistaken it as learning science, because this practice provides information only at the superficial level.


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