posted on Nov, 21 2009 @ 01:04 PM
A divide has developed in the world between us normal people and the new priest class of scientists, this line is a lie - we all have the power and
glory of science within us! The universal truth of the old books (plato, republic: chapter 7) is innate in our very core being - Those things that
can never be contradicted and were written long ago (René Descartes ,Discourse on Method, 1637)belong inside our very true self and are inseparable
from our being.
hehe, I hope i sound enough like Calvin to demonstrate the comic side of what i want to say, however it's also very true, Science has almost evolved
into the Catholic Church!
The Reverend Scholar now initials his name with Phd rather than Rev yet it seems sometimes not much has changed - these heavy dictates fall from up on
high, some interpretation of signs that mere mortal folk will never understand...
Sure i can agree that experts know more than people with limited experience, it stands to reason - but that doesn't mean that us simple folk can't
be trusted to use reason! These lessons that science learns; how our bodies really work, how to live cheaply, how to be happy and how to make things
around us nicer not worse - these are things science can teach us, things we've learnt little bits of but no where near enough and they belong to us,
Don't think of someone as a scientist, think of them a person skilled in science - we all have science inside us, inside every cell, every nerve
impulse and every sight we see - we are made of science, only the evil 'catholic' (ironic as catholic means universal and these people are treating
it was anything but a universal spirit) clergy would tell you that someone can be a scientist while another man can be #not# a scientist.
well who are the people that are engaged in a general conspiracy to drive a wedge between normal humans and 'scientists'? - well really we ALL
participate in it and until we stop no one will ever be able to truly understand the glory of science on earth.
interested to hear your thoughts on this, certainly in light of the recent science related scandals.... (climategate, the 'missing' link that turned
out to be a cousin and all the many others i'm sure you've seen mentioned time and time again around ATS)