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Old Jan 18th 2018, 06:19 PM   #1
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How to apply knowledge of physics outside academics?

I have some knowledge of physics, religion, philosophy etc but i am unable to use it. Mainly knowledge can be used in academics. in teaching profession. But i am not a teacher.

My father says knowledge isnt power unless it is applied. I had a totally different perspective. I studied to increase my reasoning power. Which happened i can see i have developed my analytical skills from before. but that is where the road ends.

Is this knowledge waste?


Also i would like to appologise for posting too much. i have crossed my limit. i have completely gone insane. But who is not insane? newton suffered from bipolar disorder.
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Old Jan 19th 2018, 02:40 AM   #2
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I have some knowledge of physics, religion, philosophy etc but i am unable to use it. Mainly knowledge can be used in academics. in teaching profession. But i am not a teacher.

My father says knowledge isnt power unless it is applied. I had a totally different perspective. I studied to increase my reasoning power. Which happened i can see i have developed my analytical skills from before. but that is where the road ends.
Your father is wrong. In the context that you used the term, power means having the ability or capacity to do something whether its applied or not. For example; the knowledge of electdonics gives a person the ability to obtain a job as an electrinics technician. So in this context that person has power to obtain such a job whereas someone with no such knowledge does not have that power.

Is this knowledge waste?
No. For example; someone I used to know told me that his uncle purchased a plate made iut of a "special" material which allowed frozen meat to thaw much quicker than when left out on a counter top. I knew just from that description that his uncle got ripped off. I think he paid something like $40 for it. My knowledge of physics gives my the power to not be fooled by what was clearly a scam.

That is a challenge I give you. Do you have the power to know how that plate works? Do you have the power to thaw a frozen steak much much faster than leaving on, say, a table?

But who is not i sane.
Me.

Insanity is a
severe
mental diskrder, not merely a mental disorder.



And its not possible to diagnose a person as bipolar after they're dead. You heard a bogus claim and believed it. That's due to a absense of power. Suspecting someone of being bjpolar is not the same thing as a clinical diagnosis. He may very well ha e been bipolar but that is pure speculation.

Let me give you a good example; Einstein had a great deal of trouble getting a nob after he graduated from school. He applied at many universities and all turned him down. I'm quite certain that bumbex him out. Finally with the help of a friend he got a job at a pattent office. He had plenty of time to think about physics. One day as be was thinking about a problem the answer came tp him. He then wnlent i to a frenzy and after a short tine (a few weems perhaps) he finished writing a paper. That paper is one of the most famous papers in tve history of the world. In that papef the theory of relativity was born.

An unwise person might take that to mean Einstein was bipolar. He was not. There's a major diffefence between a creative spurt following a period of being bummed out than a manic depressive episode.

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