Your Opinion Doesn’t Matter (sometimes)

You are reading this post on an electronic device because of science – not because of your opinion.

The microwave popcorn you eat while watching your TV are both made possible by science – not by your opinion. Even the alcoholic beverage you use to wash down said popcorn is a product of science – not your opinion.

When you board an airplane – the plane does not care whether you believe in physics or not – it will fly because of science.

The gun you have the right to own is the result of – you guessed it – science.

If you were to jump off the Empire State Building because you thought you could fly…science (ie the law of gravity) would quickly bring you to the realization that you couldn’t. Chances are you won’t like that finding – but that won’t make it any less true.

If there are aliens somewhere in the universe, and they do a fly-by of Earth – they are using science too.

Science has impacted your life in every way imaginable. From the bed you sleep on to the food you eat, the car you drive, the clothes you wear and the music you listen to, they have all been made possible, or at least made better, by science – whether you believe it or not.

In fact, whether you believe it or not is irrelevant…science is what it is (period)

Especially when it comes to medical advancement.

Since the beginning of the 20th century the average life expectancy of humans has more than doubled because of one thing and one thing only…science.

Science has eradicated polio, smallpox, the plague and a host of other things that used to be death sentences.

And sometimes science is wrong, but when it is – it invariably leads to more knowledge and better science. Unlike most humans, science learns from its mistakes.

You may have your opinion about science – but guess what…science doesn’t give a lab rat’s ass.

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2 responses to “Your Opinion Doesn’t Matter (sometimes)

  1. Sherri Lee Wood

    I absolutely agree!
    But we also shouldn’t forget that a scientific theory, is still a theory. An educated guess, if you will. They are very useful when you need a starting point to discover things, but they are not an end point, until and unless they are proven.
    So to make any irreversible decision, based on a theory, might be a bit rash. Reckless acts can turn disastrous if they prove the theory is wrong.

  2. Joe Baker

    Well said, bro

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