- Feb 2011
- The formerly great golden state
Finally, you came up with a true statement.Science is not a democracy. It is a meritocracy, one based on evidence.
Science is, indeed, based on evidence, on facts, on the results of experiments. Science doesn't care whether or not you believe its conclusions. It is what it is. If some people choose to think that heavier than air flight is not possible, airplanes still fly. They even fly with passengers who have no idea what makes them fly. If some people choose to believe that global warming is a hoax, the climate will still continue to change. It doesn't care. If some people reject evolution based on religious convictions, creatures will still continue to evolve. Science really doesn't care what people choose to believe.