A throwback to this post 2 years ago, sparked by news of an upcoming
@BBC documentary about ‘Climategate’ – Thursday 14th November 2019 at 9pm on BBC4 (https://bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000b8p2).
Whatever opinion anyone may have about science, what is indisputable is that modern humans simply could not exist without it. Even groups who chose to reject science as a way of life cannot be 100% free of it, but I’m not going down that long and winding road which ends up pointing out the many benefits of science enjoyed by people who are hostile to it. Those in who hold anti-vaccine or climate-skeptic ideals are not necessarily anti-science, so that debate would be unhelpful.
It is fascinating to me why people do reject certain aspects of science or even the scientific process outright. After-all, science conducted honestly and methodically is the pursuit of the absolute truth. But this is where I think science is its own worst enemy – and that’s due to people tending to pick out their own truths that back up their beliefs.
I’ve engaged in…
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