Western society pooh poohs religion but takes everything a scientist says on faith

May 16, 2014, 7:56 am

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When you say that "Science is not accepted as fact unless it can be proven; until then it's called "theory"," this is true--in theory. However, with there are numerous celebrity scientists like Neill deGrasse Tyson and Michio Kaku and Stephen Hawking who are taken as messiahs of a sort for scientism. This isn't to say they're not brilliant men; they're good at what they do, which is to some extent to be a celebrity. However, large sections of society feel that if one of these men (or a scientific journal or a Facebook link to a "study") says anything, it absolutely must be true. But if you look into it, scientific publishing is in a state of chaos over the lack of integrity. Unverified and unreplicated results are presented as fact, journalists pick up the stories and people just simply believe it. And that's what it is: a belief. Just like religion. Science is awesome. It's given us so much. But it is often wrong, and a good scientist knows that. But many in society don't.

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Those who scoff at religion but focus on science do so because it is backed up by science. Science is not accepted as fact unless it can be proven; until then it's called "theory".

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