(BAC - yes, snip a good case that the mainstream has abandoned science in its treatment of COVID-19)The Death of Science
By Victor Davis Hanson
The scientific method used to govern much of popular American thinking.
In empirical fashion, scientists advised us to examine evidence and data, and then by induction come to rational hypotheses. The enemies of "science" were politics, superstition, bias and deduction.
Yet we are now returning to our version of medieval alchemy and astrology in rejecting a millennium of the scientific method.
Take the superstitions that now surround COVID-19.
AND ..."Critical race theory" would preposterously tell us that we need racism to fight racism.
"Critical legal theory" ludicrously claims that laws have no rational basis but simply reflect power inequities.
"Modern monetary theory" defies millennia of evidence and basic logic in stating that governments can simply print money without worrying about balancing expenditures with revenues or inflating the currency to ruination.
*Scientists* promoting CO2 hatred defy a mountain of evidence proving CO2 is not the demon they’ve claimed.
*Scientists* promoting Big Fusion defy a mountain of evidence that the sun doesn’t behave the way they think.
*Scientists* promoting the zoo of gnomes called modern astrophysics/cosmology ignore all evidence that their gnomes don’t exist, while simultaneously ignoring the evidence it is electromagnetic effects on plasma, as much as gravity, that dominate the observations we see in the universe.
Yes, I think Victor Davis Hanson is right on target when he declares …
I fear for the future.Science is dying; superstition disguised as morality is returning. And we'll all soon become poorer, angrier and more divided.