n smikle wrote:Autogyro, one of the first things I learned when I was doing my degree was that Engineering is not science, the lecturer was sure to emphasize that fact.
Engineering is based on scientific and mathematical principles, but a large number of assumptions and estimations are made. The scientist's job cannot have any estimations or broad assumptions, experiments must be done and it must be near exact, for the engineer the theory just has to be good enough under some conditions to meet a certain requirement.
I was taught that Engineering is basically man manipulating math and science and applying it to the betterment of man. Basically humans using science (our understanding the universe) to analyse problems or creating things. Trying to play God. But our knowledge and technology is crude and limited, so engineering will never be perfect. Man's creations are never perfect. (I guess that is why Mercedes cannot solve the tyre issue. The car itself was not made from an exact science. Maybe if Ross applied quantum mechanics to the tyres? lol)
To me Science is not a religion. There is no soul to science. There is nothing to worship, there are no entities to follow (be a disciple of) in science. You can believe it and have faith in it,but cannot use it to purify your soul. Science is just a method of understanding the universe.
Quite humorously, I think Atheism is becoming a religion nowadays. The Aetheists are worshiping an Anti-god.
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