Saturday, June 6, 2020

Experts Versus Authority Figures

Progress in science happens through the efforts of experts; when authority figures gain control, there is fall in scientific standards. The experts are by nature skeptics, in the sense that they tend to doubt their scientific theory until they can gather sufficient evidence by conducting rigorous experiments—when new evidence goes counter to their theory, they change their mind and try to come up with a new theory. The authority figures work by suppressing real science—they fake experiments, deny evidence, stifle doubts, and propagate bogus scientific theories which support their personal and political agenda. Experts in the field of science should be treated with skepticism, because if they are deified as authority figures, they acquire immense power over society and it becomes impossible to get them to give up the power.

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