Good evening to all.
STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
We watched Star Trek Into Darkness last night. Gavi and Jennifer had a dandy time towards the end going through all of the reasons that none of it made any scientific sense. Injecting Kahn's blood into a tribble would not bring the tribble back to life. And please note, this is not only a trouble with tribbles. It would not bring Captain Kirk back to life either. The space flights from one crippled to ship to the other would never have worked. The list goes on. (Please note: there are things that Star Trek got right also, but that is not the point here.)
After dissecting all of the scientific reasons that none of it could work, we finished watching the movie. The end is quite dramatic, with the prototype of a massive starship crashing into Star Fleet headquarters in San Francisco.
I then pointed out that with all of the scientific analysis that Jennifer and Gavi put into this, there was no need. Science was not necessary to prove that it is complete fiction and fantasy. Sociology would be adequate. How? It is very simple. As this massive starship crashes through San Francisco, not one person was taking video on a cell phone.
Have a good evening.