“Follow The Science.” What Science?

By | May 25, 2021 | 0 Comments

In regard to human-caused global warming, Al Gore told us that it is”settled science.” Science is never settled; it’s constantly advancing. In regard to masking and vaccination, talking heads on TV tell us, “Follow the science.” To paraphrase Harry Truman, these people don’t know any more about science than a pig knows about the Sabbath.

Science isn’t what some government official announces; tomorrow he may announce something else. That’s politics.

Science isn’t some fixed set of beliefs we have to accept to avoid being persecuted. That’s religion, and medieval religion at that.

Listen to Sir William Osler, greatest physician of his time:

The greater the ignorance, the greater the dogmatism.

And listen to Michael Crichton, author of “Jurassic Park” and “The Andromeda Strain,”which deals with a fatal pandemic:

Let’s be clear: The work of science has nothing whatever to do with consensus. Consensus is the business of politics. Science, on the contrary, requires only one investigator who happens to be right…The greatest scientists in history are great precisely because they broke with the consensus.

 

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