Skip to comments.Why We Can’t Trust Anything ‘The Science’ Says Any More
Posted on 07/10/2020 8:21:25 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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I heard Fauci say a week or two ago that “Science is truth.”
I nearly fell out of my chair.
Science isn’t “Truth”. Science is the process of looking for the truth in a highly structured way using what is commonly known as “The Scientific Method”.
Every significant scientists, even giants like Newton, Einstein and Bohrs had their discoveries overturned by other scientists who found flaws and holes in them.
Science is NEVER, and has NEVER been “the truth”. It is the process to SEARCH for truth.
I don’t like Fauci. From the moment I laid eyes on him, he came across at a gut level like a weasel. Then, hearing him say that...well, he is more politician and administrator than he is scientist, in my opinion.
If I say man-made global warming is a hoax, they call me a “science denier”.
If I say human life begins at conception, they call me a Nazi.
An awful lot of “science” these days is more Politics than it is Science.
I have noticed this trend for a long time, as far back as the early days of Cable TV. Channels dubbed “HISTORY”, “SCIENCE”, “LEARNING”, “DISCOVERY” etc, had dozens of programs replete with the following phrases:
“Some Scientists think”
“Some Scientists say”
“Some Studies Show”
and the ever popular:
“Could it POSSIBLY be?”
At no time is the Scientific Method employed, nor Replicated Double-Blind Experimentation, or even unverified Statistics.
Based on these musings, an entire generation has been raised to believe in such things as Global Warming, Systemic Racism, Ancient Aliens, Pyramid Power, Nostradamus Prophecies, Astrology, Lost Civilizations, Atlantis, Cryptozoology, Werewolves and Vampires, Chubracapras, Area 51, Government Conspiracies, Masonic Plots, Hitler’s Survival, and Big Foot.
While some of these things may have some validity, the cable Channels have made them a RELIGION to replace the Judeo-Christian underpinnings of our culture.
No empirical studies needed.
This was brought home to me during the quarantine, when the cable company, in its largess, gave me the Smithsonian Channel for free.
I was watching a two-year old documentary about the Spanish Flu a hundred years ago. A ranking member of the CDC was interviewed. She used the term “Social Distancing” and bemoaned that our citizens were not practicing it, and that another plague would come and force us to do so.
As I said, that documentary was over two years old.
This is 1984 in action. The truth is not allowed if it contradicts the politically correct narrative.
Study the career of Stalin’s favorite scientist Lysenko. If a scientist in academia , employed by a non profit or government, his or her career,employment, funding, ability to publish and recognition depends on political correctness, adherence to the narrative and the “relevance” of their work. Lysenko is the model marxist scientist and when the marxists rule he is the model they follow.
Sadly if you reflect, the more marxist a university becomes, there is much less innovative research and real accomplishments. Innovation, rearch and the search for truth requires free, unrestricted thought and expression. Not common today at American universities.
Modern “science” is a secularist’s religion.
Total balderdascious drivel that is the product of a n extremely narrow mind
The politicization of science is another tactic of the left to control us. When you can sell a lie that has costs trillions to the West that the planet is warming without considering the impact of the sun (the real engine) you can use any “science” to implement control.
Science is not science any more thanks in part to the Left. It used to be that a hypothesis was put forward and then as much data as possible was collected about that hypothesis, both pro and con, and a decision was then made based on that data that the hypothesis was either proved or disproved. Today, academia and the Left put forward a hypothesis (what they want to be true) and then set about collecting only data that supports that hypothesis while ignoring that data which dis-proves the hypothesis. That is todays “science”
This is a ling, but incredibly worthwhile argument. The perfect answer when leftists accuse conservatives of being “anti-science.”
Simon says...put on a face mask.
Simon says...”social distance”
Simon says...wash your hands
Bonemaker says...eat me
I’d say science has shot itself in the foot but it’s more like it’s shot itself in the head.
Gotta protect that funding...at all costs.
Re: We Cant Trust Anything The Science Says Any More
The _experts_ mostly represent what their god, their religion, their ideology says. They see every science datum thru their god’s eyes.
There is no secular anymore; if their ever was. Men act based on their beliefs. Tell me what a man does, and I’ll tell you their religion.
Peer Review is an abominable joke these days too. I spit when I hear someone say “But it is peer reviewed!”
Read any modern astronomy book. It is filled with excited what ifs?, Perhaps..., Maybe! Of course, it’s okay to speculate and hypothesize, but the incredible fact is, these speculations end up in other science books and TV shows and are repeated until they are presented as facts or very nearly facts. It’s preposterous. For example, as far I can see we have no direct evidence for the oort cloud, but scientists absolutely insist it’s there. The oort cloud (or something like it) should —no must— exist if the universe is in fact billions of years old, so that’s that. Same with dark energy and matter. They say, well things billions of light-years away are not behaving like they should, and since we know for certain the content and physics of incredibly massive objects that are billions of light-years away, let’s make up something to account for it. You can’t build science on unproven premises.
For Atlas Shrugged readers, Fauci is the Dr. Floyd Ferris of medicine.
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