Science Is Not God, So Why Do So Many People Keep Trying To Turn It Into A Religion?
Science Is Not God, So Why Do So Many People Keep Trying To Turn It Into A Religion? by Michael Snyder – End of the American Dream
This article is likely to get a lot of people out there quite angry. In our world today, many have become convinced that science has all of the answers to humanity’s most important questions, and those that question the high priests of this new religion (scientists) are often accused of a form of “blasphemy”. We saw this clearly on display last Saturday when protesters gathered in Washington D.C. and in about 600 other cities worldwide for “the March for Science”. Those of us that are skeptical and that don’t necessarily buy into the scientific orthodoxy of the day were accused of “ignoring facts” and being “climate deniers” by various speakers at these protests. But of course the truth is that scientific theories have always been in flux all throughout history, and this will continue to be the case as time moves forward.
Google defines science as “the intellectual and practical activity encompassing the systematic study of the structure and behavior of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment.” Personally, I very much believe in the scientific method because it has helped us to understand a great deal about how our world operates.
But in recent years, many in the scientific community have elevated “theory” to the same level as “fact”, and those that dare to question the most cherished theories of the scientific priesthood are often persecuted greatly. Just ask all of the professors that have been “purged” from universities all across the United States for challenging conventional wisdom on climate change or the origin of life.
I have studied the scientific evidence that both sides have produced, and I have become entirely convinced that climate change is not primarily caused by human activity. Does that make me a “heretic” according to these science zealots?
According to some of the more radical adherents of “scientism”, it should actually be a crime to deny that man-made climate change is happening, and those that do so should be put into prison.
But as a lawyer, I was trained to be skeptical and to consider the evidence on both sides. And to me, the evidence seems quite clear that solar activity and other factors have much more to do with our changing climate than human activity does.
Does thinking for myself make me “evil”?
It amazes me that so many “scientific minds” are now labeling carbon dioxide as a pollutant.
Do you know what would happen if we got rid of all carbon dioxide on the entire planet?
Every single plant would die, and all life on Earth would cease to exist shortly thereafter.
So please don’t try to tell me that carbon dioxide is a pollutant.
In fact, there were times in the history of our planet when levels of carbon dioxide were far, far higher than they are today, and the world obviously did not end.
The climate of this planet has always been changing, and it always will be changing, and there is next to nothing that humanity can do to stop this process.
If that statement offends you, that is okay, because the free exchange of ideas is healthy for scientific debate.
That is one reason why I am so alarmed by the rhetoric coming from some of these scientific zealots that seem to be absolutely determined to silence everyone that disagrees with them.
One of the “high priests” of this new religion is “Bill Nye the Science Guy”. He only has a B.S. in mechanical engineering, and he is best known for hosting a ridiculous kid’s show in the 90’s, but today he is treated as a rock star by those that have embraced “scientism”. The following comes from an article about the recent “March for Science” in the Washington Post…