This refers to a bit old archive from Financial Times Magazine titled “The ten things everyone should know about science”.
The article provides explanations of the 10 key scientific concepts starting from 1. Evolution, 2.Gens and DNA, 3. Big bang, 4. Relativity to 8. Molecules and Chemical reactions, 9. Digital Data, 10. Statistic Significance, with comments on “Why does it matter?” “What’s next (stage)?” and “Fear factor.”
Sticky palms to Evolution
Mild tremors to Genes and DNA
Queasiness to Big ban
Palpitations to Relativity
Sweet and tears to Quantum mechanics
Knocking knees to Radiation
Dry mouth to Atom and nuclear reactions
Chattering teeth to Molecules and chemical reactions
Dilated pupils to Digital data
Nervous twitching to Statistical significance as “the Fear factors.”
I cannot relate “Sticky palms” to “Evolution,” “Mild tremors” to Genes and DNA, and none of the rest of Fear Factor description to individual scientific theory, even by revving up all my brains to the top gear. Only I could find was that all "Fear factors" are related with bodily symptoms.
What on earth does “Fear Factor” mean? Fear of “what” is it? Can you give me a hint to link “Sticky palms” to Evolution theory, “Dry mouth” to atom fusion and fission, and so on?