The myth that modern society “follows the science”

We can’t “follow the science” and follow our feelings, desires, and opinions at the same time. When we, humans don’t like something, we tend to default to our opinions about it instead of pursuing the truth about it. Since our feelings, desires, and opinions are sometimes wrong, neglecting to fact check them, frequently leads us into denying the science.

Redefining words to make them fit our feelings, desires, and opinions isn’t “following the science.” Here’s an odd use of words that seems to ignore science. Stopping reproduction by taking a prenatal life is called “reproductive health.” In a society that denies basic biology, the phrase “follow the science” is meaningless.

When we learn from our mistakes, we get closer to scientific truth. When we deny them we drift into darkness. If we followed the science, we wouldn’t be trashing our planet. If we followed reason, logic, and science, we’d be nicer to each other.

Ask, "What's going on in me?"
And look within, rationally.
Objective, detached observation
Of your inner self
(Not driven by your
Desires, feelings, and opinions)
Can help set you free
From inner tyranny.

You consist of both physical body parts and immaterial consciousness, ideas, emotions, and rationality. Everything in your house that looks like it was designed, probably was; the same for things in nature.

Subatomic physics has shown that there are particles that don’t obey natural laws. Doesn’t that make them supernatural?

You can hide your guilt from other people, but that is denial, not science. Guilt can’t be explained away. Denying it won’t make it disappear. Only asking for and receiving forgiveness can dispense with it.

If you ask the unknown Designer to speak to you and then begin to listen, you’ll notice healing thoughts that don’t come from you. Examine those thoughts to see if they match reality.

You can’t save up time for the future, but you can spend it wisely today. Thank you for taking the time to consider these ideas.

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About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences in non-traditional church, called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia." If you need encouragement, search for: Elephants Encouraging The Room and/or check out my Amazon author page. Thank you!
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2 Responses to The myth that modern society “follows the science”

  1. Steve, Thanks for the great article. Scientific methodology doesn’t hold the answer to everything such as metaphysics, but it seems to be the most honest way of seeking truth in the physical world. Our society seems to have largely adopted the approach that when feelings or desires clash with scientific reality, then it’s appropriate to redefine terminology to pay lip service to “science” and rationalize feelings-based choices. the scientific method has its limits, but we abandon it at our peril.

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