I'm not sure if this is exactly on topic for the "fictional science" forum, but does anyone else have dreams with science in them that make you want to tell your subconscious "you fail biology/chemistry/physics/whatever forever?"
1. Waste plastics turn into benzene? One dream I had a few months ago was one in which there was a landfill full of discarded plastics, cardboard, etc, that was formerly sealed that ruptured somehow. My subconscious mind apparently noted that plastics are hydrocarbons, that systems tend toward lower free energy/more stability, and that benzene is a stable, low-free energy hydrocarbon. As a result all of the plastic and crap in the landfill had degraded into benzene. The massive benzene spill from the landfill was, of course, a huge disaster. I think the dream-landfill was also near the Indiana Dunes, and it was around the same place as a cooling tower in the real Indiana Dunes.
2. Intravenous ATP as life support? Another dream I had a while ago was one where I was visiting an elderly friend of the family of mine, who has rather advanced dementia. Anyway, in real life she's lost a fair amount of weight and has some trouble eating. When she was compos mentis, she had specified that she didn't want any intubation or anything. Anyway, in the dream, doctors at the nursing home she's in had started giving her intravenous ATP. Apparently, my brain was thinking that for someone in a weakened state (never mind her IRL statements about not wanting it), you could just skip glucose and all of those actual nutrients and give people energy by putting ATP in their blood. I don't recall any dream-explanation for how the ATP got from the blood into the cells.
3. Solid, room-temperature carbon dioxide with tetrahedral carbon? One I just had last night: my brother was looking for a sort of case for his smart phone (I don't recall what kind of phone he has IRL). He didn't want one made of silicone for some reason (I don't remember why), which was the only alternative that got discussed in the dream. He got one made out of carbon dioxide instead -- somehow CO2 that was bonded like SiO2, with the carbons bonded tetrahedrally to four oxygens which each bonded to another carbon. This was supposed to be stable stuff at room temperature and whatnot.
Any of you have dreams with crappy science in them?
Or, maybe, do any of you have dreams with really insightful science?