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Sunday, May 06, 2018

Secular Science Industry Needs Damage Control

The public has an odd mixture of admiration and suspicion for secular science. You can often hear or read the expression, "Scientists say...", and people happily accept the statement as truth. On the other hand, there is more public awareness of bad science, character flaws in scientists (they are human and not monoliths of objectivity, after all), and even outright fraud.

The secular science industry has many problems that need to be corrected
Credit: Freeimages / Dave Dyet
The secular science industry is losing credibility, especially in areas regarding molecules-to-machinist evolution, and they need to do something about it. One major difficulty is that many scientists have a materialistic mindset based on an evolutionary worldview. That means morality is subjective, and if doing dirty deeds helps them prosper, so be it. Meanwhile, biblical creationists are held to a higher standard, and these problems are not rampant in the creationary community.


There are other difficulties in secular science. Many have been in the corral a mighty long time, and folks are getting upset. Paleontologists are naming too many species (such as male, female, and juvenile dinosaurs unnecessarily classified as separate species). How about claiming a hypothesis was demonstrated by post-dating the proposal until after the fact? Since scientific racism gets people on the prod nowadays, National Geographic had some apologizing to do.

Peer review is treated as if it was a guarantee of scientific accuracy and integrity (which is absurd). People get haywire when something is presented that doesn't meet their standards, not peer reviewed by scientists that they approve of (especially if it came from a creationary perspective). I reckon many of those wouldn't understand a hard science peer-reviewed paper after a week of study, so complaining about peer review is a cop out. But I digress. Some things are getting peer reviewed after publication. For that matter, fraud and downright bad science is getting a pass in the peer review process on multiple occasions.

You can read about these and more by clicking on "Big Science Trying to Wipe Egg Off Its Face"