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Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401
To the editor:
I recently read an article 'Why do many reasonable people doubt science?” in the National Geographic and I thought I might offer some things to ponder. The first point I would offer was covered in part in the article, but I believe that it was minimized and hidden toward the end.
1. Science has not always been for the better. There are numerous examples of science independent of morality leading to tens of millions of deaths just in the last hundred years.
2. Most of the folks the article bashes have genuine concern for their well-being or the well-being of those they love. That is different from anti-science.
3. I cannot begin to address all of the 'scientific” shortcomings of Evolutionary Theory. It cannot be observed or repeat (one kind of organism changing into another) and is therefore not science according to strict interpretation of the scientific method. In many people's view this would make it decidedly unscientific by science's own standards.
4. Really? Global warming? Perhaps the reason some people are skeptical is that nearly all of the predictions made about global warming have never happened. The 'Hockey Stick Graph”, various climate models, fudged data, and on and on. Plus, we were hearing about the coming Ice Age in the 1970s.
Why are you so afraid of people questioning? I think most of the problem is when science and political positions and power/money are combined.
Pastor Joshua Graber