In Defense Of Science

October 16, 2014 11:20 PM

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*Scientists have been wrong in the past and thus should not be trusted now *Scientists are biased by personal prejudices, financial incentives, and the desire for personal or professional success, and therefore their conclusions are suspect *Scientific results are not certain, and therefore they can be discounted *Science is just another way of knowing that should not be given primacy over other ways, such as intuitive knowledge or personal experience. *Some scientists disagree with the consensus view so there is no way to assess who is right. *Science is the cause of the problems resulting from technology and therefore suspect. *Policymakers may ignore science on the grounds that they, themselves, are not scientists.

*Science is just another way of knowing that should not be given primacy over other ways, such as intuitive knowledge or personal experience.

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