• @Solumbran
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    08 months ago

    So you need patience to avoid being manipulative? Okay.

    The point of science is to constantly attack what is considered to be true as a way to validate or invalidate it. That’s the point of the scientific protocol, to do your best to prove something wrong, and upon failure to consider that it might be true until proven wrong. You don’t go all “I think the earth is flat so I’ll do my best to find arguments as to why it is flat”.

    • Solar Bear
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      28 months ago

      You don’t go all “I think the earth is flat so I’ll do my best to find arguments as to why it is flat”.

      That would definitionally not be believing in science, because that would be an entirely unscientific approach. Believing in science would lead you to do the opposite of this, actually.

      • @Solumbran
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        08 months ago

        Science has many biases, for decades “science” said that cigarettes were healthy, studies said that GMOs caused cancer, and only time showed those to be wrong. Believing in science means that you consider that the conclusions of current science are necessarily right, which is wrong. And science itself does not consider that it is always right.

        • Solar Bear
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          08 months ago

          None of what you just said is correct.

          Scientific consensus was never that cigarettes were healthy. Advertisers pretended it did, and you clearly fell for the ruse.

          Consensus was never that GMOs caused cancer. There’s no proven study that established that link.

          And lastly, “science itself does not consider that it is always right” makes no sense as a statement. Are you trying to say that science reflects our ever-changing understanding, and thus we must always be ready to update our beliefs when presenting with new information? Because it that’s your point, then one, you are extremely bad at expressing what you mean, and two, that means you believe in science.