Friday, October 23, 2020

The Next Time Someone Says, "I believe in Science!"

 Remember this article at Mad Genius Club:

You can blame Sarah for this, since a bit of Skype chat got the pair of us bitching about the neuron-deprived morons who proudly proclaim “I believe in science”. Precisely how one believes in a process that’s based on observation, experiment, repetition, and deduction is another matter – except that the declaration labels the speaker as the kind of fool who regards “science” as just another religion.

One might as well say “I believe in logic”, or “I believe in mathematics”. You don’t actually have to believe in any of these things because they aren’t things. They’re observable processes that can be demonstrated to produce the same results from the same inputs every bloody time.



1 comment:

  1. Challenge anybody who says this with Feynman: "Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts."