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Manyika Sakambuki

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Mention one scientific theory you think needs adjustment. Why do you think that way?

Our assumptions fashion how we see and make decisions. in the past, astronomy was defined as the study of how heavenly bodies move around the earth because it was believed that the earth was the center of the solar system. that was until a Polish Astronomer- Nicolai Copernicus changed our thinking. same as when the atom was thought to be the smallest particle until electrons, neutrinos, etc. were discovered. bring forth your ideas!


Closing Statement from Manyika Sakambuki

Ok thanks! Turns out that all theories which have no direct application to the physical world wont hang around for long. Most likely, they'll stay as just ideas of the 'geniuses' which have no proof but only serve to quench our thirst for understanding certain things that seem hard to understand e.g. black holes, perpetuity of life, being able to control infinitesimally small stuff(nano techs), death... and we can go on and on. This has been a useful conversation.

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    Mar 19 2013: Theory of Everything . This theory tries to explain all the world. But I think it's too soon form humans to come up this kind of theory that even starts to explain the whole world around us.
    • Mar 19 2013: Did a teacher teach you that?
    • Mar 19 2013: Please show us how many new thoughts you have brought to science. Ok, just one. People that can bring new thinking, usually do so on a fairly constant basis. I know most of the censorship by heart. It is why I try to find new places, because debate is rare for me to find.

      Some try to hide behind a veil, thinking they are smart, but they simply hate what they will never be. You never once challenged.
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        Mar 20 2013: I'm sorry, Did I sounded like "anti" of this theory?
        I didn't mean that, I just simply think this is a huge step in science and maybe for the future not now.
        I'm not oppose research and theories and etc.
        • Mar 20 2013: Ok, So what was your first post about?
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      Mar 19 2013: i think you can relax, because we don't have anything like that yet. it is pop science.
      • Mar 19 2013: What does that even mean. Lol

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