The following debate originally took place upon my Facebook wall, after I posted a infographic from here…
Rick R.: What do they espouse that is not science though?
Rayn: Exhibit A:
Rick R.: What else?
Rick R.: How about; man made climate change, mixed economies, evolution and heliocentrism?
Rayn: Exhibit B:
Rick R.: This is the official scientific consensus atm though
Rayn: Exhibit C:
Neil DeGrasse Tyson posted the following to his Facebook wall: “Science is true whether or not you believe in it.”…
Rayn: After Tyson’s post showed up on my news feed as “sponsored,” I replied with the following:
“‘ScIeNcE iS tRuE wHeThEr Or NoT yOu BeLiEvE iT.’
Scientism is a helluva drug! No school of thought or ideology is immune to corruption. The destruction that overzealous control-freaks and power-hungry tyrants can wreak on a sleep-walking humanity “is as boundless as the dark” they operate in when they commit their crimes against humanity!
“#BlackHerstory:: In the 19th century, the father of modern gynecology, J. Marion Sims, conducted his research experiments on enslaved Black women. Sims performed the invasive and torturous procedures without anesthesia. J. Marion Sims’ justification for choosing not to anesthetize his test subjects was that he did not believe Black women felt pain at all. In an 1857 lecture, he stated that it was ‘not painful enough to justify the trouble’.”
The next morning, my comment was removed, under the claim that it “goes against [FB] community standards on SPAM.” I immediately appealed the decision, but in the meantime, my post isn’t visible…
Rick R.: so is reality absolute or not?
Rayn: Science is not reality. It’s a method of study. And, “$cience” is just a corporate racketeering operation. Reality exists, “whether or not we study it,” (to borrow a phrase from the clown, DeGrasse). 😉
Michael S.: Yes, because it is true. Just because people aren’t smart enough to understand or recognize information doesn’t make it false by any means. For example, religious people didn’t recognize evolution during the early 20th century. When Einstein revolutionized physics with his discoveries, even the Nobel Committee only understood his simplest theory. Physicists only began to be able to prove Einstein’s most difficult theories and discoveries in recent years.
Rayn: Cool story, bro! However, your effort to twist my position into an easily-disprovable strawman distraction, for you to amuse yourself with by attacking, in a vulgar public display of self-stimulation is both pathetic and repulsive. And, this isn’t even the first time you’ve scrawled this type of graffiti on my Facebook wall… Why don’t you go masturbate your ego on your own FB wall? Or, do you prefer the larger audience that my FB wall affords you?
My individual positions are incorruptible by your lack of desire to understand them. I’ve been hosting, posting and publishing my writings for over a decade – creating a long and lengthy public record of my views, online – and, making it virtually impossible for jokers and trolls to distort them…
Behold! “Science” as a Religion!
“Human sacrifice in the pursuit of knowledge has taken place so many more times in the field of medicine than most ‘science-lovers’ would ever dare admit to… that is, if they’ve even bothered looking into the topic! They simply cannot admit that science is merely *knowledge*, alone – not wisdom, not understanding, and most DEFINITELY not morality! And, this represents just ONE of the many reasons that science is NOT EVEN CLOSE to being a single line of forward-moving progress towards ‘truth,’ as many of those Individuals raised up on State education have been led to believe. Science is much better understood as a living tree of DATA, networked in a jumbled, overlapping, bush of branches – with many thriving in the light, while some mold in the ground, wither in the shade, and rot from pestilence. Such a system is in need of constant trimming using the ‘scientific method,’ and shall forever remain rife with conflicting theories and viewpoints that will often take more than a century for humanity to resolve, if never!”
Michael S.: Look, you have a right to your opinion, as strange as I might think it is. I also have a right to my opinion as well, since we live in a democracy. Therefore, if you dislike my replies that much, please feel free to unfriend or block me on social media. I really won’t mind it because we aren’t close anyhow. That being said, I can post this sort of reply if I would like to. If you are going to be friends with non-libertarian, you will also need to learn to accept non-libertarian views as well.
Rayn: Distorting my position to attack it is what earns you my repulsion. Whatever your “non-libertarian” opinions might be, they are irrelevant to my ever-increasing distaste for your communication style with me upon my Facebook wall. As far as your advice about unfriending, I suggest you consider taking it, for yourself, as your words have long-indicate that you are only interested in conflict with me, due to my lack of faith in The Most Dangerous Superstition. But, I can prove that Statism is a Religion, much like $cientism, while dually-duped-adherents, like yourself, are unable “to recognize [freedom] during [any given century]” (to paraphrase a quote from you).