“IT’S A KEEPER”
May 25, 2020
Dear Friends and Colleagues:
Every once in a while one finds an article that opens our eyes, or maybe helps us see clearly what was already in front of us but had missed. May I commend to you such an article written by Daniel Greenfield and titled “Stop Believing in Science.” Here is the citation: https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2020/05/stop-believing-science-daniel-greenfield/
Greenfield points out so clearly that real science is practiced when those engaged are never in total certainty and actually seek to be proven wrong. While we can and maybe should be awed by advanced degrees and lots of experience, we must be able, and should continue, to think for ourselves.
Whether the subject is “climate change” or Covid19, the ‘science’ is imperfect – and in both cases, but particularly with “climate change,” what is presented as ‘science’ is merely dressed up speculation based on incomplete consideration of all facts bearing on the issue.
As Greenfield notes, “Science isn’t a creed you follow. No priesthood of experts can ensure you make the right decisions … Politicized science does not seek to learn, but to affirm the cultural convictions of its class. It is not searching for the truth, because it already knows it … Research that reinforces our biases isn’t pursuing knowledge: it’s an echo chamber.”
Enjoy the article and keep a healthy skepticism of “science experts” who seek to influence public policy. It’s a “keeper.”
Sharon Rondeau has operated The Post & Email since April 2010, focusing on the Obama birth certificate investigation and other government corruption news. She has reported prolifically on constitutional violations within Tennessee’s prison and judicial systems.