Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Science Is Dead...
It has reached that point. I keep running into people whose knowledge of science (and history) comes from movies, TV shows, articles on pop-culture sites, etc. All of them college grads, of course, because today, who hasn’t gone to college? Even the kid asking me if I want fries with my hamburger has a degree. Ditto the garbage man...I shit you not.
These people keep telling me “science says” this or that. Which is similar to people who tell me the “bible says” this or that.
Neither science nor the bible say a thing.
They are not sentient entities.
Science is a process that is subject to the personal prejudices and biases WHICH EVERYONE HAS!
The bible is a text that is subject to the same.
Think of this all as Wikipedia. Wikipedia gets more comically bizarre and inaccurate by the day because, like everything else, its sources are PEOPLE who have their own biases and prejudices. People who are increasingly unabashed in pushing their agendas.
But that’s life.
There are no historical facts. Only interpretations crafted to promote agendas.
There is no science anymore, either. Only politics dressed up in sports coats to promote agendas.
It’s when it gets to the overt point that it’s at now, that a thing collapses and looses all credibility.
This is what led to the Protestant Reformation and the fall of Rome as a source of authority.
"Science" is now the sword of choice for a variety of cranks who stand on street corners babbling incoherently about everything from global warming (the Apocalypse) to discrimination (sin).
Bruce Jenner posing on the cover a magazine in a dress is now science.
TED talks, are now science.
Bernie Sanders campaign was science.
Islam is now science.
Yep. Everything not related to the process of science is now science. Because science is now a source of authority for every nut-job to scream their personal agenda from the top of a water tower.
Globalism has fallen.
The media has fallen.
The mainstream political parties have fallen.
The economic system of welfare redistribution has failed.
The list goes on.
And all because a few quacks promoted their sketchy and unscientific social and economic theories as science.The public accepted it as science. And now it has all gone to shit.
So yes, Science is, for all intents and purposes, dead.
Interesting times ahead, though.