We’re consistently told to “trust the science” by people who call themselves the “party of science” who tell you that they’re getting all their info from trusted scientists that are the leading scientists in their field.
But weirdly, we can never ask questions that run contrary to the current “scientific” narrative. On any given subject the left tells us that “the science is settled” and that the very act of disbelief is “denialism.” Science, in particular, is also not subject to the whims of individuals, including leading scientists in the field.
No one IS science.
As my colleague, Nick Arama reported earlier, Dr. Anthony Fauci deemed himself the very essence of science and told Chuck Todd that questioning him is to attack science itself.
“It’s very dangerous, Chuck, because a lot of what you’re seeing as attacks on me quite frankly are attacks on science, because all of the things that I have spoken about consistently from the very beginning have been fundamentally based on science,” Fauci said.
Fauci spent the rest of this segment complaining that people want him in jail or fired over just following the science.
That’s not why people want him jailed.
Science can be very complicated, but the principle is simple. It’s a method by which to understand the universe we inhabit and despite the massive amount of advancements we’ve made as a species, we still know very little about pretty much everything. The vast majority of the mysteries of the universe are still ahead of us, and our species is more likely to die off before we discover them all.
We don’t even know if “the science” we’re following now is the right way to go about things. As a species, we’re making this up as we go along. Even the “experts” are fumbling around in the dark for new discoveries all the time. They operate off of hunches and educated guesses that are proven wrong far more than they’re proven right.
Anyone who tells you that “the science is settled” or that questioning and contradicting them is attacking science is, without a doubt, attempting to acquire or keep power. Namely, because science is not a settled thing, it’s merely a method. Trying to make it seem like we’ve reached the end of the road on a scientific subject is like someone else forcing your eyes closed and telling you there’s nothing else to see.
This is why this very move by Fauci reeks more of bureaucracy than it does science. There are scientists out there who disagree with him. Are these scientists denying the science? Why does he get to decide what is and isn’t scientific thought? Is he suggesting we stop questioning everything and just listen to what he has to say from here on out?
If so, then Fauci’s no scientist, he’s just another self-serving politician who managed to get into office without being elected.
Science requires questions, open-mindedness, free thought, and the willingness to be wrong. If Fauci is unwilling to be wrong then Fauci should abandon any talk about science. He’s not engaging with it. His lefty network circuit of complaining about Republicans who confront and question him makes that clear enough.
But the important takeaway here is that of all the people out there we should be listening to, Fauci is clearly not one of them. He’s abandoned any scientific spirit he may have once had in favor of utilizing it as a way to secure power and influence for himself.
Fauci is not science. He’s hardly a scientist at this point. He’s just an unelected bureaucrat looking to score his next payday.