Pseudoscience takes faith; you do realize that… right

As I have begun to get on this kick of taking a new approach to how I view science (digging through the data myself rather than taking someone’s word for it), I have begun to notice a vast difference between what we call empirical science and pseudoscience. For those of you that don’t know, here is what they are:

Empirical science – Relying on or derived from observation or experiment. Verifiable or provable by means of observation or experiment. Of or being a philosophy of medicine emphasizing practical experience and observation over scientific theory.

Pseudoscience – a collection of beliefs or practices mistakenly regarded as being based on scientific method.

What I find scary about these vast differences is how quickly the scientific community makes that leap from observation and experimentation into the realm of assumption across every platform of science, while in turn building their logic on theory and faith while continuing to argue that what they are doing is in fact still considered true science. If you build up concepts based on assumptions, it does not matter how far you go. All you have managed to do is create a long string of assumptions based off of your initial assumption. But that’s just it… modern science doesn’t like to use the word assumption. They like to replace it with dazzling words like; estimated, principle calculations (meaning: self-evident proposition or assumption), hypothesis, theory, and comparison (aka; circular reasoning).

So, what am I getting at? Why does this matter?

Here is “just one” video example explaining how we know what we know about the layers of Earth from the crust all the way to the core. First, please note that the narrator is wrong in that we have only drilled about 4 miles deep. This is false. We have drilled nearly 7 miles deep. It is called the Kola Superdeep Borehole, but that is beside the point. What matters is how quickly this video jumps from empirical evidence to pseudoscience while talking about it as if it were fact… and then taking a step further and making new assumptions based on initially introduced pseudoscience.

At less than one minute into the video we are already using phrases like “scientists believe“. From there, we begin to watch as the assumptions are built upon more assumptions. And yet, it sounds so scientific. At one and a half minutes in he tells us about a computer simulation. Just because I can simulate motion doesn’t make the motion fact. This simulation is based on “scientific belief” first mentioned at the one minute mark, not fact. He states that the “new model” reveals… as if we can go from empirical evidence to an assumption, and then use that assumption to arrive back at empirical evidence through a computer generated simulation of pseudoscience. At two and one half minutes in he states that more than a million years ago the north and south poles were in opposing positions. Please tell me how you can empirically come to that conclusion without piggybacking pseudoscience along the way? You can’t. And yet, the guy literally says that we know this to be true because of “science“.

But what is science?

science – the intellectual and practical activity encompassing the systematic study of the structure and behavior of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment (please note the last three words of this definition).

So, what’s the deal?

The point is this; there is a vast difference between fact and faith. And with this point in mind I have begun to look long and hard at what I have been taught throughout my life to be true by the scientific community. What I have found is rather alarming, in that, the scientific method time after time has been compromised for scientific faith based belief (also known as pseudoscience).

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How can we honestly know what is at the core of the earth when the Kola Superdeep Borehole drill-depth is only a little more than 7.5 miles (12 kilometers). To put that in perspective, Kola descends further than the deepest point of the ocean, which lies at nearly 6.8 miles (11 kilometers). This is only one third of the way through the continental crust. To put that into perspective, that is only the first of many supposed layer. This is 0.002 percent of the way to the center.

The fact is… you can’t know. And what we have been taught to be true is merely based on assumption. Sounds a lot like faith to me. And the last time I checked science was about the provable facts, not faith.

So, this is the question, then: when did we trade in the scientific method for a scientific religion? And, have you been indoctrinated into this new world religion? If most of what science presents today is “theory“, it seems like the world is standing on a lot of faith.

Psalms 118:8 – It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.

And that is exactly what is happening in the world today. Science is the new religion when you consider how much of it has been compromised for pseudoscience. If what you believe in takes a level of blind faith, I don’t care what you call it, because I call it religion. The issue I have, and the reason I am posting this, is simple. This type of “thinking/science/teaching” is littered throughout all aspects of what we are taught to be truth by the scientific world. If you don’t actually know, quit teaching it as if it were fact. And further more, if religion doesn’t belong in the classroom, then why are these types of things being taught?

Scientism is alive. Are you indoctrinated?

But who are we really kidding… I don’t know anything. I’m just ignorant.

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