The War on Science

ASAP Science Colin Badali

I have to hand it to the fellows at AsapSCIENCE; they really knocked it out of the park with this latest video of theirs.  It explores themes that I am deeply interested in, namely: science, scientific thinking, and preconceived notions/bias.  Here are some of the ideas they presented, and here is the link to the video (it already has ~1.5 million views): AsapSCIENCE War on Science

-Science asks, “how can me make things better?”.  Scientific thinking does not accept the status quo, especially if things are not already perfect.  And as we can all attest to, we do not live in a perfect world.

-Despite all of its achievements, science is often at odds with society.  “We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anythings about science and technology” – Carl Sagan

-When we look to history, ignoring science has led to the crumbling of societies.

-Science is much more than a body of applications and knowledge.  Science is a way of thinking, a way of unraveling the world’s mysteries, to see it’s beauty; looking at all the facts to make informed decisions, instead of relying on preconceived notions and biases. 

-“Science is a way of not fooling ourselves” – Richard Feynman