Re: A cure for HIV found using stem cells...
It's not that we don't understand science, it's just that we're too lazy to apply it to all aspects of everything. Why go to all that work unless there's something to gain? And in many otherkin-oriented areas, speculation is all you can expect to get. No one can scientifically prove that we're otherkin, nor can they prove that we aren't. So it's silly to try to measure air with a ruler.
Actually, I love science. I grew up watching Nova with my Dad with Carl Sagan. Science was the 'religion' of my household as I was growing up. I wish my Dad was alive today to see all the cool things they're doing with carbon nanotubes, from computing, to lab on a chip, to water desalinization and air purification. I need to buy stock in whichever company starts making them. Or to reopen speculations that Mars might not be a 'dead' planet afterall. The 'Goldilocks zone' is getting larger thanks to extremeophiles, but also seems narrower once you add in the need for an electromagnetic field and contemplate the necessity of having a large moon.
He's also the one who tried to 'scientifically' show me that I wasn't psychic, that it simply wasn't possible. He wasn't able to do it. Seems my erratic 'powers' chose those particular times to annoy him. I told him that I was good at 'guess a number games.' I told him I don't always pick the correct number, but I do often pick the winning number. So he immediately told me to pick a number between one and ten. I said the very first thing that popped into my head. He said I was wrong. I shrugged and moved on. A minute later he admitted that I didn't get the number he chose, but I did get the number that he was thinking about. I thought he was pretty silly for trying to screw with the results on purpose.
So basically all this 'prove it' scientific stuff is old news to me. It's not that I don't know how to do it, it's just that I believe its value is limited. It does wonders with the physical objective world, but it falls on its face when it comes to understanding subjective reality. One of the biggest problems with science today is that our subjective side hasn't kept up with the objective side. Our culture is unbalanced.
"I inherited the spirit of the sun. I'll meet you when the day breaks through. It's time to shine and make all your dreams come true. Come on, wish upon a dog star!" -Hybrid