Archives For Dangerous Science

Some important points were brought up in this article which highlight the overarching problems with the politicization of science. Science is not a religion or belief system but a method by which we utilize our intellect to better understand the physical world. It is not a method for establishing morality nor is it an authority in the realm of politics. It truly appears that these pseudo-pop-scientists are content to promote political advocacy by masquerading as a scientific authority whose claims must be revered. I agree with the conclusion that if these “scientists” continue to discredit science in the same vain that the media has been discredited then we are in for some serious trouble.

Apparently if you show some semblance of critical thinking or hesitation when someone states global warming is our top priority you are now a “science-denier.” I find the sciences to be great processes but when someone wishes to dictate political and economic policies based on science, harsh scrutiny must be done. When someone asks to borrow your money do you not find out how much is required and how it will be purposed? 

The new oligarchy must increasingly rely on the advice of scientists till in the end the politicians become merely the scientists’ puppets.

C.S. Lewis, “Willing Slaves of the Welfare State”

The Magician’s Twin: C.S. Lewis and the Case Against Scientism