Political Editors / December 8, 2022

In Brief: Science Is Fake

The scientistic liberals call us “ignorant.” We are — though perhaps not quite so ignorant as they if at least we know it.

Trust The Science™ scream the leftists. So, what is science? Commentator Michael Knowles endeavored to rethink the answer to that question in a recent speech.

When I speak on campus, the libs call me all sorts of names: “racist,” “sexist,” “-phobic.” But the charge they hurl at me most often these days is “anti-science.” It doesn’t matter what I’m talking about: the coronavirus, gender, global warming, etc. The most frequent accusation these days, tantamount to a charge of blasphemy, is that I’m “anti-science.” And to that accusation, I say, “Guilty as charged.”

Many conservatives hate being called “anti-science.” It makes them feel foolish and ignorant. That is why they try to ground all of their arguments in scientific-sounding jargon. When the liberals call us “anti-science” for denying their alleged “breakthroughs” in the science of sex and gender, conservatives hurl the insult right back at them. We accuse them of being “anti-science” for denying the scientific reality of sex. We refer to “biological males,” “biological females” — as if biology were the only thing that mattered.

When the libs accuse us of being “anti-science” for objecting to their taking away all of our rights and freedoms and way of life for over two years, conservatives return the very same insult. We say, “We’re not anti-science! You’re anti-science!” And then we recite a litany of scientific arguments for why hankies on our faces wouldn’t stop a pandemic. As if there were no other reason other than “science” not to give all of our political power to a diminutive technocrat in a lab coat and all of his lackeys.

When the liberals call us “anti-science” for doubting that the world will end in 10 years if we don’t destroy our economy and radically alter the way to eat, work, get around, heat our homes, and do pretty much everything else that we do, what do we say? We say, “Nuh-uh, you’re anti-science!” And then we cite our own statistics on sea levels and storms and temperatures or whatever, as though “science” were the ultimate — nay, the only — authority when it comes to ascertaining truth.

I’m sick of it. I don’t care if the libs call me foolish, or ignorant, or a knuckle-dragging troglodyte. I will not play their game. I will not worship their false god. I will not take their epistemological bait. “Science” is fake. Conservatives may not be “anti-science,” but we should be. We should at least be much more skeptical of the pretenses of science than we are right now.

Knowles points to the fact that “science has been wrong about pretty much everything,” and that didn’t start with the COVID pandemic.

I mean to look more broadly at the category of “science” as a whole. Because virtually every single scientific theory about every single thing has been at some point disproven, upended, or replaced. …

Yet, though the scientists are frequently wrong, they are almost never in doubt. Which is why today, scientists and their disciples insist that we accept their current consensus on any matter that they deem important. On any topic — global warming, the origin of life, human sexuality, you name it — we must believe precisely the view that just so happens to be fashionable in the year of Our Lord 2022, or else we’re ignorant, idiot science-deniers. Although wildly divergent and contradictory scientific theories have constantly cropped up and collapsed throughout all of human history, today apparently the scientists have resolved every problem and know everything about everything, and that’s never going to change, and only a dummy wouldn’t trust them.

Knowles gives a thought-provoking conclusion:

The scientific worldview, more than other representations, has flattered us into believing that we can comprehend and therefore control ultimate reality. It is the pretense of the mad scientist in the laboratory and the serpent in the Garden of Eden — the lie that we shall be as gods. In reality, that appeal to our pride has brought with its technological trinkets disenchantment and confusion about who we are, what we’re for.

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