I love science, or at least the branch that did before the COVIDIANS and global warmists took the concept of science and turned it into an industry to bend to their bidding.
What I love about it is exactly that it evolves and grows from previous theories to new theories and based on better information and more complex ways of thinking.
Somewhere in between we will all die from climate change and if we don’t get vaccinated or wear the mask that evolution is told will go away we will all die and never speak again.
We are now often told that science rests on this or that. Questioning the “science” of anything is tantamount to speaking violence and aligning with white supremacist views.
Of course, that’s not how science works. In fact, this is literally the exact opposite of how science works.
Thanks to the Internet, I can take a trip into the not too distant past and read a few words of wisdom from The People’s Astrophysicist, Neil deGrasse Tyson.
What he has had to say in past interviews about the nature of science has sent Twitter scientists and science man himself Anthony Fauci into an apoplectic fit.
“If, in a landscape of endless political strife, a peace-loving space alien lands on Earth, walks up to you and says, ‘Take me to your leader!’ Would you escort it to the White House or the National Academy of Sciences?
(Starry Messenger; Chapter 4: Conflict and Resolution)
— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@NeilTyson) January 2, 2023
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The problem of science journalists
I want to take you back to 2007 when gaucho pants and side bangs were all the rage. Neil deGrasse Tyson sat down for an interview with MSNBC. He had some interesting things to say about science journalism.
Mr. Tyson said:
“…the press generally does not address the uncertainty in the information provided by scientists. It is rampant in medical circles, where people are waiting for the next cure for certain diseases…”
Now that is quite prophetic. He goes on to discuss the lack of information about trials and results of articles claiming to have cures for diseases:
“So there’s not enough conversation about the experiments, the integrity of the results coming out of the number of experiments performed, the uncertainties of the analysis. These are not part of the science journalist’s communication toolbox.
To be fair, facts and context are not in the toolbox which are Journalists, but sticking to the point…
What an encouraging example back in 2007. Fast forward and the mainstream media and scientific community were quick to claim that the COVID vaccine will prevent you from getting COVID.
President Biden himself said:
“You’re not going to get COVID if you have these vaccines.”
A year later, he tested positive for COVID. Alas.
Neil DeGrasse spots Tyson tearing through Disneyland, screams it’s fake
– Dr. Sanjana Curtis! 🦦 (@sanjanacurtis) December 25, 2022
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A brief history
Even the late great theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking tackled the subject of “settled science”. He wrote in the introduction to his book A Brief History of Time:
“Each time new experiments are observed the theory agrees with surviving predictions and our confidence in it increases; But if ever a new observation is found to be disagreeable, we must abandon or modify the theory. At least it should be…”
Mr. Hawking said that science is never settled, and that any good scientific theory has enough observations attached to it to allow the theory to be questioned, thus becoming unstable.
In fact, the New York Times added in an article in 2015:
“Science is never settled. It is, by definition, an ever-evolving body of human knowledge…”
However, this same publication wrote in 2020:
“The public health debate over masks is settled,” said Joseph G. Allen, director of the Healthy Buildings Program at Harvard. When you wear a mask, “you protect yourself, you protect others…”
In the same year Dr. Anthony Fauci wrote in an email:
“The typical mask you buy at the drugstore isn’t really effective at keeping the virus out, it’s small enough to pass through the material.”
I guess it wasn’t so settled after all. And it will never happen, That’s an important point to keep in mind when you hear leftists throwing anti-scientific phrases at you.
90% of people in China are vaccinated and 100% wear masks
The largest covid outbreak the world has ever seen is in China
Trust the science
— Jake Shields (@jakeshieldsajj) December 27, 2022
I am science!
In the same 2007 interview with MSNBC, Neil deGrasse Tyson lamented:
“The caricature of science is that we cling tightly to the theories we hold and avoid challenging them. That’s not true. In fact, we owe our highest reward to scientists who prove others wrong.
Is that true?
Someone failed to allow Anthony Fauci to trust this science community. Instead, he said, when people dare to question advice coming from the CDC and the individual, it’s dangerous because, as he puts it:
“I represent science.”
My someone has healthy self-esteem. Senator Rand Paul rightly retorted:
“The sheer hubris of anyone claiming to represent science. It’s surprising and alarming that a public health official would even think to claim such a thing, especially one that has worked so hard to ignore the science of natural immunity.
Lucky for us, The Man Who Is Science isn’t planning to disappear overnight, as he hinted at on his retirement encore tour. He needs an even bigger office to hold all the self-portraits he receives from his adoring Fauci-fans.
Science is what His Excellency Lord Fauci says. His excellence is science.https://t.co/02fqpOSsbo
— Gad Saad (@GadSaad) December 28, 2022
Twitter’s keyboard scientist warriors and follow-the-science chanters have ruined the field of science and thus, our civilization as a whole.
Together, history and science have helped advance cultures and other fields of study.
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As Neil deGrasse Tyson and Stephen Hawking say, if science never evolves, there isn’t much room for growth. And if we don’t grow, there is another way: destruction.
The great Carl Sagan once said:
“We live in a society so dependent on science and technology that nobody knows anything about science and technology.”
It was just as accurate when he said it as it is now. But, unfortunately, we are too blind and too proud to admit this. So instead, we worship at the altar of an immovable god – and that false god has stolen the name and form of science.
Hopefully, scientists like Neil deGrasse Tyson can save us from our enchantment and bring back the joy of real science, the never-ending quest to answer questions and, more importantly, uncover more questions.
“Perhaps, there is nothing more human than the methods, tools and inventions of science. They make up modern civilization.
(Starry Messenger: Cosmic Visions of Civilization; Overture: Science and Society)
— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@NeilTyson) January 1, 2023
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