A friend of mine asked me what happened to science and why so many scientists will privately acknowledge the limits of scientific knowledge and the difficulties in experimentation, yet speak with assurance and certitude when speaking about things like the pandemic, sex, global warming, and the soft “social sciences?”
I told him that I would draw him a picture on a napkin…
Most competent scientists remain silent, especially when asked for comments beyond their area of expertise or requested to project “local” findings into “global” certainties. Others are afraid to speak of their own FUD (Fears, Uncertainty, and Doubt) which runs counter to a political narrative which can affect their reputations, careers, and ability to receive funding for their projects.
Aided and abetted by a dishonest mainstream media that appears to act as propagandists for the radical progressive communist democrats, most scientists would rather remain silent than risk being canceled by their peers, many of whom have invested their entire career in projects which appear to support public policy.
Science is being used to justify draconian restrictions on American's inalienable God-given rights and the support of radical destructive public policies.
We are so screwed.
“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!
“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw
“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”
“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS "The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius “A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell “Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar “Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS
“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS