Recently, Senator Elizabeth Warren proclaimed that she”Believed” in Science as she went on to rail about yet one more Basic Human Rights Moment of Fear-Mongering while using the nobility of Science to somehow legitimize her latest pet cause power grab.
This is a patently wrong thing to do. Science is not a “belief” like Christianity, Judaism, Islam, or Athesism. It’s a merely a Method of Investigaton. That’s all. We all learned that in the 8th grade I believe.
I think John Cleese of Monty Python fame put it best when encountering this new crazy little thing people are doing by invoking Science to prove that they are somehow noble and morally right and that everyone who differs from them politically or philosophically is somehow stupid, misinformed, willfully ignorant and evil.
Science has nothing to with politics, morals, theology or philosophy. You just use it to investigate the physical world. Not as a prop for some scam you’re trying to frighten everyone with so you can line your bank account with the profits from windmill sales.
Real scientists groan when they hear this sort of thing. As do we all.