The young and the ignorant are too frequently brainwashed.
They see science as 100% political and hence subject to a ‘majority rules’ political mandate. The author (Ruairí Arrieta-Kenna) is a student at Stanford with a degree in political science and a minor in ‘race and ethnicity.’ He obviously has no scientific training, because he has no clue that science is based on logic and evidence only, not authority and consensus. You might think that he would suspect that authority and consensus are logical fallacies because that has been known since the time of Aristotle. But in our Post-Modern world, I doubt that college students ever pay attention to the wisdom that has been with us for forty centuries.
They certainly will never understand what Nobel Laureate in Physics Richard Feynman meant when he said “Science is the belief in the ignorance of the experts” or what Albert Einstein meant by “One man can prove me wrong.” And they have likely never heard the motto of the British Royal Society: “Take no one’s word for it.” That expressed the determination of the Fellows to avoid the domination of authority and to make decisions based on data gathered by experiment.
In his book “Fashionable Nonsense,” the well-known Professor of Physics and Mathematics Alan Sokal talks about how Post-Modernists go so far as to deny the value of truth.
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