Not physics envy
Reading some science philosophy items in Quora. One constant theme is physics envy
, the idea that "social" "science" always tries to be like physics because physics is glamorous.
Of course "social" "science" has nothing to do with science, it's just training for Deepstate. Aside from the total fallacy, I just now realized that physics isn't the glamor image. Chemistry is.
In every movie or TV show or comic strip, a science lab is a CHEMISTRY lab. Beakers, Bunsen burners, curly glass distilling tubes, weird liquids bubbling and fuming.
Movies NEVER show an old-fashioned physics lab with inclined planes, gears, lenses and mirrors, wave tanks, etc. They never show acoustics labs with anechoic chambers, Kay spectrographs, Bruel & Kjaer analyzers. You never see engineering equipment like dynamometers and tensile-strength testers.
Those typical lab setups are just as visually compelling as the chem lab, with lots of visible action, unlike a computer lab where nothing is really moving. But we never see them.
No matter what the actual subject is supposed to be, it always involves bubbling and fuming liquids.