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