More Words and Phrases I’m Sick Unto Death Of: “Science”

 

Here’s a meme finding its way around the internet:

If you are not a scientist, and you disagree with scientists about science, it’s actually not a disagreement. You’re just wrong. Science is not truth. Science is finding the truth. When science changes its opinion, it didn’t lie to you. It learned more.

That is one of the stupidest things I’ve ever had the displeasure of reading.

  1. “Science” doesn’t have an opinion. Scientists have opinions but they often differ.
  2. When a scientist disagrees with another scientist, which one is wrong?
  3. If science is not truth, why is it wrong to disagree?
  4. If “science” can change its opinion, then everyone who previously held the new opinion was right, and “science” was wrong.

Why must people who know nothing about science attempt to give science lessons to the rest of us like we’re all morons?

OK, I know the answer. It’s this COVID thing. For people who share his views, Dr. Anthony Fauci IS “science” and anything he doesn’t like is “misinformation.” But for the record, there are scientists who believe the Fauci strategy to be misguided for one or more reasons. And it would be hard to make an evidence-based case that the strategy has been a great success.

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