Your condemnation of “science” (and by implication, scientists”) is much too broad to be of much significance. The differences between Medical/Biological/Social sciences, and the Physical sciences, is broad and very deep. The rigor and objectivity of the latter is sometimes absent in the former (as demonstrated in part by retraction statistics). This is not recognized by the general public (or for that matter by most journalists, in my opinion).
Yet the condemnation for poor science is frequently attached to the Physical sciences by default.
Few intelligent people argue that climate is not changing but this is not the point. In order to determine what, if anything, can to be done about it, we need to know how fast it is changing and the major causes. The likely cause is carbon dioxide but others may well be active. To embark on a crash program to stop climate change before we know the important facts may cause us to lose the fight if we don’t fully understand the science. To date, the data on climate warming does not warranty a crash program like the atom bomb. Reputable scientists need to be heard, and their questions deserve an appropriate response.
This article is missing one big point – many elected officials today won’t even acknowledge that certain facts are facts. Republicans argue that climate change isn’t real, and if it is, it’s not caused by humans. How can you argue that the earth and future generations are due our consideration, when the other camp won’t even acknowledge that anything will happen to the earth or that we can do anything about it? Yes, in truth they are lying or deluding themselves- they deny climate change for reasons of greed – but the people who elect them into office truly believe that climate change is a hoax.
How can we discuss values when we don’t even have a shared reality? Electing scientists into office is at least a way of knowing that the officials share your acknowledgement that facts are facts. That their policy is based on values isn’t contested. What’s extraordinary about scientist politicians is that those values are grounded in a shared reality where climate change is real, vaccines stop debilitating and lethal diseases and don’t cause autism, etc.
“Science” has gotten into the business of culture and politics. It no longer seeks to understand, it seeks to direct culture and public policy. As such, it has abandoned the Scientific Method, and adopted behaviors and philosophies aligned with Marxism.
Medical practitioners routinely remove perfectly functioning body parts in service of the scientifically dubious “treatment” of gender dysphoria.
Climate “scientists” falsify global temperature data measurements to support their preconceived, but unproven, theories of climate change
University researchers fear retribution if they publish legitimate findings that refute political orthodoxy, such as the fact that children are statistically most likely to thrive if they are raised by his/her genetic parents who are married and love each other. The Gay lobby doesn’t approve!
As such, there is very little science in Science if the realm of study is in any way related to an issue with political implications
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