Science doesn´t work – bitches

Science is a belief. Just as much as anything else in here. Religion, philosophy, psychology,  medicine, alternative medicine, homeopathy, reflexology etc etc.  Everything is a belief. Science just happens to be more popular belief nowadays, because it has “facts” on its side.  Social media is filled at the moment with the video where some sort of science man answers to the completely appropriate question “How do you prove that science is true?” in a very arrogant manner: “Because it works – bitches”.  And he uses as an example fact”planes fly, cars drive – so it works”.

Except that he forgets that in the exact same manner everything else works. Placebo works, homeopathy works, religion works (like in a way that you feel happier, can speak unknown languages etc) etc.  EVERYTHING THAT YOU BELIEVE IN “WORKS”. And science is not an exception.

The question somebody asked from this science man was totally reasonable. And the answer should have been analysis of the issue that how everything is a belief and so is therefore also science and therefore we cannot prove that it works. We can believe that it works and that´s it.

Of course you could argue that life is so much more pleasant and comfortable with modern life appliances and scientific achievements. Yes, probably so. But the point is that none of it matters from the truth point of view. Nothing here is true, this is all just a dream.

Modern life compared to for example Middle Age is of course more pleasant. Or is it…? In what way? How do we know how the people felt at that time? There was of course lot of famine, deaths, illness etc, but so is also today. It is just different. It looks different. We die from other reasons and in another way. But can you really say honestly that dying for example in cancer or alzheimer is more pleasant than for plague?  How do you know? Or that there is less wars nowadays. Is there really? What about climate change, terrorism, stress from very demanding work life, cancer boom, mental illnesses (and amazing amount of medicine consumed for that), suicides etc.  So are the scientific achievements really achievements at all or are they just a way that things are right now? How can you say that “It works” and that´s that. Because you said those exact same words like 200 years ago too, and boy we really don´t use lobotomy anymore, because it really doesn´t “work”, does it? Or we don´t think that world is flat as a pancake….What “works” now in science, doesn´t work anymore 50 years from here.

And the question was therefore spot on. Scientists should prove that this is not a dream, that all this we call life is true, that it really is happening. And they can´t do that.  Because it is not possible to prove that this thing called life is true.  There is no way to prove it.

Therefore the whole argument “It works -bitches” is so funny and pathetic. Because it proves that scientist are so full of their own belief that science is true, that they never stop and question their OWN belief. They do that to everybody else´s beliefs all right. But they never question THEIR beliefs. That is exactly what science devoted believers do. Put them selves on a pedestal and above everybody else. And fail to notice that they doubt and question everybody else´s beliefs. Except their own.

For me religious fundamentalists, famous professors of philosophy, famous doctors of medicine, scientist and basically everyone who claims to be expert or specialist in anything is just as crazy as the other guy. No difference. When you so much believe in your own belief that you become walking proclaimer of it, you are totally, utterly, completely in sleep and forget the main point that makes you just as crazy as the jihadist next door: you believe your thoughts.

 

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