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in philosophy •  4 months ago 

This is the era we live in. We now are dependent upon people for information who are completely honest with us.

In fact, when it comes to the mainstream media, science is dead. Instead, we are in the age of scienctism.

What is scienctism?

It is a religion masked as science. Usually that is very little science involved. Instead, we are confronted with politics, money, and censoring opposing viewpoints.


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This is not science.

Science is never settled. Science never stops questioning. Science is the consistent quest to be proven wrong. It is filled with humility and uncertainty. This is why there are so few scientific laws.

The subject does not matter. If you want to know what is going on, follow the money. Scientists are often silenced via a removal of funding if they go away from the establishment. That is why if you want any true science, delving into independent publications (websites) is necessary. These are the ones who adhere to true scientific principles.

We see the Pop-Scientists on the mainstream media. These are the ones the media constantly put out there who answer questions about a particular "scientific" question.

The we hear about the "peer-reviewed" papers. These are used to validate the point people are making.

Do you know what peer-reviewed papers are? They are akin to a panel of priests being the jury on a child molestation case.

Sameness of thought is never going to lead to any breakthroughs.

Of course, we never see the mea culpas when they are wrong. Instead of being able to own up to the mistake, they often double down. The coverage gets louder and more in your face.

We need to remember this when we see someone talking about something as a "scientist". Who do they work for? How are they funded?

Agendas are all over the place. Who is right? In the end, science does not know. It is a constant unfolding. We are continually discovering new facts about ourselves (bodies), our planet, and universe.

What was heresy at one point became scientific fact at another. Remember, our brightest minds use to think the sun revolved around the Earth.

Sadly, most "experts" are just promoting an agenda. At least, with politicians, most of us aware they are full of crap and have an ideology they are adhering to. With the others, people tend to believe the credentials.

There was a time when religion has the absolute last say on everything. There are many people in the world who still believe that.

In this era, independent thinking is the most important characteristic we can embrace. Remember, the masses tend to be wrong most often.

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But what alternative to peer-rewieved magasines do we have? Not-rewieved at all?

I enjoyed this article very much! I will substantively respond further down, but if you are interested, I invite you to post in my new community called Steem Salon. I made this community to discuss philosophical concepts such as this.

My Response

This article made a point which I have often found the people in my life who I consider most "scientific" making.

Usually that is very little science involved. Instead, we are confronted with politics, money, and censoring opposing viewpoints.
Science is never settled. Science never stops questioning. Science is the consistent quest to be proven wrong. It is filled with humility and uncertainty. This is why there are so few scientific laws.

This is the most important aspect of science. The fact that a problem is never truly finished. It is this constant rechecking of findings that makes the findings all the more credible. It really is sad how in our day and age, when information is so easily shared and consumed, so much false information is labeled "scientific".

Thank you for this post! I hope to see you in the salon!