but is it science · Introduction · science and philosophy

But is it Science?


“Geese are but Geese tho’ we may think ’em Swans; and Truth will be Truth tho’ it sometimes prove mortifying and distasteful.” — Benjamin Franklin 


Diogenes of Sinope statue
Diogenes looking for an honest man

Science is the pursuit of truth about the predictable, repeatable and measurable aspects of the universe with which we can or could conceivably interact.  It must also be verifiable, falsifiable and testable.

Much of what we think we know about the universe and life is really belief, based on faith.  Much of what we think we know about science is actually not science at all but philosophy.  While technology is certainly real, and observation and experimental data are real, inferences, conclusions, projections, deduction from pure reason of what (we believe) must be, models and other “facts,” especially about events in the past, are really beliefs disguised as facts.  Many of the “facts” that fall into this category are either irrelevant or detrimental to true science, and are only relevant to supporting certain social and cultural paradigms.

Through all of this philosophy disguised as science is a common thread of progressivism and atheism.  The universe, the earth, life, everything are assumed (on faith) to be naturally progressing from simpler through more organized and complex toward perfection.  Progressivism is teleological because progress is assumed to have a purpose – to move toward perfection.  As such, it requires faith.  It takes as much faith to believe in a universe and life that invented themselves, as it takes to believe in a creator, whether it is one that set up the initial conditions and walked away, or one that continues to orchestrate its functions or cares about mankind on a personal basis.


“It ain’t so much the things we don’t know that get us into trouble. It’s the things we know that ain’t so.”  

                                       — Artemus Ward aka Charles Farrar Browne


Most of the people who “preach” this dogma don’t even know that it is not science because they have been taught it all their lives and assume the theories have been proven absolutely in the past.  They have never gone back to historical or original sources to learn the truth.

So how do we combat this progressive philosophy disguised as science? It is not sufficient to use religion (another philosophy) against it; facts are needed to defeat this magical thinking.  The facts are there but have been suppressed by true believers and media that support the standard line, and have been hidden by rewriting history. Keep watching this site and the facts will be presented. Then it is up to all of us to use facts to hold accountable those spreading this false paradigm of how the universe works.


“The discovery of truth is prevented more effectively, not by the false appearance things present and which mislead into error, not directly by weakness of the reasoning powers, but by preconceived opinion, by prejudice.”

                                                                        — Arthur Schopenhauer


 

 

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