Science is defined as the observation, identification, description, experimental investigation, and theoretical explanation of natural phenomena.
I want to pay special attention to two of the terms above:
1. experimental investigation
2. theoretical explanation
1. For many, many years, the prevailing science stated that the earth was flat and that the heavenly bodies, including the sun, revolved around the earth. It seems to me that from a western point of view, the voyages of Columbus provided some of the first cracks in the veneer of the flat earth theory. Columbus was convinced he could travel west and find land that was otherwise known to lay to the east of his location. In the 1600’s, Galileo claimed that, based on his observations and study, the earth was round. One scientific theory – the earth was flat – was eventually displaced by the more correct theory – the earth was spherical. Remember, it was all theory. There was no “observable” data that could prove or disprove either “theory” at the time.
In other words, at the time of Galileo’s claim, there were no means to observe the earth from a distance great enough to substantiate the claim of a flat earth as opposed to a spherical earth. Men got in ships and sailed the ocean in what appeared to be a linear fashion. From all observable phenomenon, it appeared to them that the earth was flat, even though no one had ever gotten close enough to the end of the earth to observe the falling-off point. Both theories – flat vs. spherical – were theoretical explanations of what could only be explained by the natural phenomena that advocates for either theory could observe.
Today, the theory of a spherical earth, if one is to believe that we have ventured up in space far enough to view the earth as round, seems to be pretty solid; what one might venture to call, settled science.
2. So, we have the accepted theoretical explanation that the earth is spherical and revolves around the sun with a group of sister planets. The other tenets of science seem to substantiate the theoretical explanation of a spherical earth.
Which brings me to COVID, the vaccines, and “the science“.
One of the more ignorant and asinine statements making the rounds today, amongst vaccine advocates, is, “I believe in doctors and the science.”
Let’s establish a few data points to show what an ignorant and asinine statement that is.
The third leading cause of death in the United States is due to “medical error.” That puts doctors, nurses, other medical workers, and hospitals, in the center of the crosshairs of being responsible for hundreds of thousands of accidental, i.e. preventable, deaths a year; the numbers range from 250,000, to as high as 440,000, preventable deaths a year.
Now, as a “science experiment“, find a close loved one of any of those hundreds of thousands that fell prey to medical error and ask them if they believe in doctors.
On to the science. The following datum might be considered to be “experimental investigation”, one of the pillars of “science”. A fully vaccinated individual, without extenuating comorbidities, gets COVID and dies. In contrast, another such individual receives early therapeutic treatment – Hydroxychloroquine, Ivermectin, steroids, etc., and recovers. These two outcomes produce two opposite “theoretical explanations”. And there-in lies the hook… science is based on theory and, especially, in this case, is far from settled. In fact, in this case, both can exist at the same time. Vaccine recipients, and those who receive alternative treatments, can have the same outcome when infected with COVID.
Those who claim they believe in “doctors and science,” are in favor of only one method of treatment. In their ignorance, they are not aware, or choose to lie to themselves about it, that their belief in doctors is relegated only to doctors that advocate one line of treatment. Any established doctor that, in fact, has successfully treated patients with other than vaccines, and the Fauci-way, are considered quacks and cancelled.
Lately, we have “And Young,” from Crosby, Stills, Nash, “And Young,” demanding Spotify choose between “And Young’s” music and Joe Rogan’s podcasts. I can’t remember the last time I listened to a song by “And Young.”
NOTE TO NEIL: BTW Neil, the same “scientific community” that claims “vaccines” are the only way have told us that GMO‘s are safe. How ya like “science” now, Neil?
Joni Mitchell doubled-down and said, “I stand in solidarity with Neil Young and the global scientific and medical communities on this issue.” Does somebody need to remind Mizz Mitchell where the, so-called, “global community” stood in relation to Galileo’s claim that the earth was a sphere?
I only pick the examples of “And Young” and Joni Mitchell, because they represent the larger community of ignoramuses who know little to nothing about the reality of COVID and “science“, other than what is spoon-fed to them by CNN, MSNBC, Doktor Faki, and JoBoBo Biden’s trick circus dog, the Circle Back Girl – Jenn (Puh)saki.
So, when your friends and relatives say, “I believe in doctors and science,” it becomes pertinent to ask, “Which doctors and which science?“
As always, I covet any response that would CHANGE MY MIND!
2 thoughts on “I Believe in Doctors and Science”
One of your best to date. Absolutely true that for those who claim they believe the covid science, we have to ask them which covid science. Is that the science that is intolerant to diverse views or arguments or the true science that knows it is not settled and is still looking for answers.
Flattery has become one of your strong suits. … 👍