Science is for the wary
To the Editor:
The course is physics or nature’s design explained by man through formulas and numbers.
Please don’t be wary of the word physics here and stop reading this. By the end of this letter you will be more aware of the science called physics than most of the so-called scientists of today.
Long ago, a professor explained to his students what physics is and how his whole class was a complete waste of time. I was in that class and was thinking I really had entered the wrong career course.
As he would say, science is but man utilizing his imagination to explain and forecast natural events. Even with every ounce of imagination we can muster, we will always fall short in science. He would say if you can not understand this, than you will fail this course.
Well, over the years, I have relearned this lesson, over and over. I’m sure you, as well, have had events turn out contrary to your best thought out plans. Can’t fool mother nature.
This leads me to thinking about the sounds from windmills. What would the professor say? He, no doubt, would get a good chuckle from the pretty computer-generated sound maps that come with every wind project application to the Department of Environmental Protection.
Oh, come to think of it, we did not have computers when he taught, but his logic would have told us the computer possesses no more imagination than the person running it.
In conclusion, science is for the wary and one should be wary of any scientific conclusion.
If your residence/property is within one and a half miles to a proposed wind farm, be wary. Science won’t prove it, but discoveries from sound recordings made at existing wind farms tell a different story.
Now, you understand physics.
and Dan McKay,