So the other day, as i was wandering though the cold and flu relief section of my local pharmacy, I happened to spy a display of product - product that purported to 'cure' cold and flus. Interesting, I thought, considering that both of these illnesses are viral and to-date, there is no known 'cure' for either of them. How incredible; my local pharmacy has been holding out on the rest of science!
extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof that people get ideas that are wrong is okay, because that's the scientific method - a process of weeding out the wrong and the weak ideas - peer review and repetition of the experiments and testing observations. but it's belief in superstition, the lack of science literacy and too much emphasis on trying to make things be equal that are clearly not close to equivalent all ideas are not equal we can't allow government policy to be based in beleif but in the rule of law, with the understanding of history and by applying the knowledge, hard won over generations, to make the best and informed decisions between options of differing value and credibility. on a society and global level but also within our personal lives