First Medical Lecture
Had my first medical lecture today. The lecturer was pretty good. Very intense. What I liked was how he didn't beat around the bush when it came to the truth. He started the medical lecture at beginning. That is, with the big bang. Then he quickly moved onto the formation of the earth and the evolution of life. And he said that if anyone tells you anything that differs significantly from what he was saying they were telling fibs.
That's a good word, fibs. Its usually used to describe childish lies and that's pretty much covers what supernaturalists opposed to scientific knowledge come up with. After the lecture students were talking about this, but all I heard was people wondering if religious people would be offended. I didn't hear or see anyone who actually was offended. It's interesting that in the minds of the young people talking that “religious people” seemed to mean “people offended by basic science”.
The lecturer was a prominent neurophysiologist and was talking outside of his field when he spoke about the formation of the earth. This might be why he seemed to confuse nuclear fission and nuclear fusion. Nuclear fusion keeps the sun pumping out heat, light, and cancer rays, while fission of radioactive elements contributes to the earth's internal heat. But I wasn't about to tell him that. He looked like he could snap me in half with one of his eyebrows.