So lately a cousin and I have been having the scientific “theory” argument on facebook. That was until she brought up the “Climate Change Controversy”.
Human beings have a powerful ability called denial and I think my cousin is in deep denial about the scientific process.
For example how people believe that calling something a theory means it’s still undecided. So tell me, the theory of light wave behavior, or the theory of gravity isn’t decided as yet?
For the latter, throw an object up in the air and watch it come down again. Yep, gravity is a theory!
i think the more astounding thing about all this is that I have members of my family who are quite ignorant. My last reply to my cousin was that regarding the climate change controversy if one were to look look at the employers of those ‘scientists’ who disagree with climate change theory, you’d find an awul lot were being paid by the petrochemical industry.
Actually I’ll revise my statement, it’s not ignorance. It’s intellectual laziness.
And because of it, facebook can get very interesting.