Posted in Cornerstones

Science and Superstition

Seven years ago, I wrote an entry in my journal that has considerable resonance today:

The actions science urges are not always sound, because all science is provisional, and some conclusions must be revised with further evidence, but on the whole we are much, much better served heeding the recommendations of the scientists than of the wingnuts who insist that we ignore the science and act on pseudo-science, superstition, or politics.

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