INTRODUCTION

Webmaster & Author: Antonino Cucinotta
Graduate in Physics
Electronics and Telecommunications Teacher
at the Industrial Technical High School "Ettore Majorana" of Milazzo
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IS IT POSSIBLE TO PULL DOWN THE BARRIER OF INCOMMUNICABILITY WHICH PREVENTS MOST PEOPLE UNDERSTANDING SCIENTIFIC TALKS ?

IS IT POSSIBLE TO ENABLE PEOPLE TO UNDERSTAND THE IMPORTANCE OF THE SCIENTIFIC CULTURE IN AN AWARE AND ACCOUNTABLE USE OF THE TECHNOLOGICAL PRODUCTS THAT ARE DERIVED FROM USING ADVANCED SCIENTIFIC KNOWLEDGES ?

IS IT POSSIBLE TO EXPLAIN THE LAWS OF NATURE WITH SIMPLE WORDS FOR ANYONE WHO NEVER HAS STUDIED PHYSICS?


This site is born from need to test an elementary approach to a large field of scientific knowledges,concerning laws written by God in the structure of the universe and governing all physical phenomena that can be observed in the world in which we live.
Generally, whoever has acquired a base of scientific culture, hearing people speaking of physics and physicists, is inclined to think exclusively to nuclear weapons and strategic missiles, by confusing physics ( from the Greek physis = nature ), which is the science that concerns the study of natural phenomena and the research of laws governing these, with the various technologies ( electronic, nuclear, robotic, missile ) that are derived from applications of physical laws.
People don't consider that, while engineers operate in several technology sectors, using in their plans the results achieved by physicists, these make instead a pure research, which is developed without asking about utility of its results.
The only purposes of pure physicists are the progress of the scientific knowledge and the research of models which are useful not only to explain the physical phenomena that have been already observed experimentally, but also to foresee new phenomena, that have been not yet observed, because , for example, are much rare, but which could be observed and explained in future as  consequences of the physical laws that have been already discovered by scientist community.
In the field of physical sciences the difficulties of understanding for everyone out of science world, are connected mainly with some specific terms and with the heavy mathematical formalism the physicists use to explain scientific theories.
We may then ask why scientist people don't try to explain physical laws in an elementary mode, by using a common language ,observing the manifold aspects of the world in which we live, and limiting at least the use of the mathematical formulae ?
However, besides the usefulness of knowing natural laws, it is necessary for men of the third millennium to rediscover the pleasure of feeling amazement and curiosity in observing   the nature in all its aspects, both the most mysterious and inaccessible and the evident and common ones, but not for this less fascinating.
One is accustomed nearly immediately to use several products of advanced technology, of which one cannot do without, but people seldom show interest to know the physical principles from which depends the operation of these objects, so that the most consumers are passive and uncritical users of technology, as if the container of every technological product represented an impenetrable barrier between the mind and the knowledge of the physical laws that govern its operation .
A first step toward the demolition of the barrier of incomunicability could be done by introducing into the study of the sciences, in particular of physics, some innovative didactic methods, suitable to eliminate the clean separation existing today between the humanistic culture and the scientific one, and by forcing to diffuse, above all in the youths, a new mentality that promotes the formation of a basic unitary culture of humanistic-scientific type , that is the only one able to eliminate every prejudice to the genuine science, that has to be considered entirely a marvellous frontier of expansion of human spirit in the boundless field of knowledge.
In this context is born the idea of giving people a new vision of nature laws, without the little-attractive and traditional school schemes and with the purpose of stimulating scientific curiosity concerning everything belonging to our life.

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