a reply to: tsingtao
Peer review is a process of evaluation, but it is not the last word on the matter.
Some scientific debates rage on for ages with papers deemed to have a fit methodology for publication in various journals (with various reputations).
Some scientific claims may be refuted in future (perhaps certain medicines) but the grand methodologies and theories are rarely corrected.
I wish religion would correct itself, instead of just shifting historical scape-goats.
Of course there are ethical questions about science, because science actually works.
There wouldn't be major questions about a sect that merely prays for a nuclear holocaust or an apocalypse.
I think many of them do, just because it might prove their ridiculous end-time prophesies for this generation right.
But in case prayer doesn't work, they might still invest in weapons.
So yeah, science has created effective, provable cures and treatments, and unfortunately, also methods to kill.
Whatever dates one sets to science, I hope science unlocks the "secrets of the universe" one day.
No religious mythology has done that.
Some religious people who rebelled against the tyranny of religion have advanced science, often at a great cost to themselves, but religion today is
so anti-science that if it ruled it would be the end of civilization.
Get ready to follow the world-views of people who sold their daughters for cows and goats.
They won't even question or try to unlock the universe, because they think they already have it.
I don't think they have - not socially or scientifically.
So mock scientists (you disagree with) or science all you like.
Science works, and everything else is unproven, or exposed as magic tricks and mambo-jumbo.