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"Trust the science," is usually offered in reference to COVID-19 or climate change.

The comment is not bad as such, though science is the product of human researchers and scientific conclusions often differ, which is one of the values of science in which other studies can always be done and with them more learning take place. However, when people cherry pick scientific research to find conclusions that fit their pre-determined narrative, it doesn't reinforce scientific credibility. That's one reason, "The Science is settled," is such a bogus statement, now morphed into a political mantra.

“Trust the science,” we’re told re C-19, climate change.

--Should we then “trust the science” re abortion? Science unequivocally shows us a human life in the womb. Why is it acceptable, even laudable, to ignore this science? 

--Should we “trust the science” re gender theory? Science unequivocally shows us binary male or female DNA in nearly every cell in the human body. Why is it acceptable, increasingly demanded, we ignore this science?

--Should we “trust the science” re education? Science shows us learning flourishes in free inquiry, respect for truth, and embrace of goals, standards, expectation. Why is it acceptable to ignore this science as we watch American universities turn into intolerant, relativist, racialized, guilt-ridden places where dissent is not welcome?

Apparently trusting the science depends upon one's ideological point of view.


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  “Trust the science,” we’re told, re climate change, COVID-19.

    OK, trust the science...

    —abortion kills innocent life.

    —unwanted, botched-abortion, born alive babies are human beings.

    —human beings actually are binary, male or female.

    —intelligent design is a demonstrable concept in nature.

    —feelings and wishes don't change objective reality, meaning e.g. one could "identify" as a Klingon but not actually become one.

"The science is settled," we're told, on a host of issues in which science has been ideologically weaponized.

But the history of science is that it is never “settled,” at least not in terms of the need for free inquiry and continued exploration and research. This is how we learn, and in this world, we all see through a glass darkly. This includes creation vs evolution, fracking, and more.


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Remember that little kid in the Bruce Willis movie, “The Sixth Sense,” who said, “I see dead people”? Well, thankfully, I don’t. But “I find pennies.”

I know this revelation is not as startling or creepy as admitting seeing dead people. But hey, one takes ones talents as they come, and for me, it’s finding pennies.

I find them constantly. For years, not a week has gone by that I haven't seen pennies on the floor on jets, under my foot on a sidewalk, tucked into a nook on a shuttle bus. I find them in pristine places like fancy restaurants. I find them even when they’re camouflaged against brown carpet or in dirt. I find pennies day and night, week after week, at home and abroad. And yes, I pick them up.

Once in awhile I find a nickel or a quarter but not often. No, my clairvoyant gift is for pennies. I call it a gift because I’ve never met anyone else who has this story. Perhaps you think I am joking, but I am not. I’ve found pennies so consistently in so many odd places I can’t explain it other than as a gift.

Then there was my Grandma Goldia Rogers. I’d be visiting her on the farm and she’d say, “Let’s go find a 4-Leaf Clover.” Now I don’t know if you’ve ever gone looking for a 4-Leaf Clover, but if you haven’t, you probably do not know that they are rare and virtually impossible to see amidst their hundreds of 3-Leaf Clover cousins.

But this didn’t deter Grandma. Off we’d go and, you guessed it, in a matter of minutes she’d say, “Here’s one,” and hold up a 4-Leaf Clover as big as life. She simply willed it to happen and it did. She did this for years.

I’m not quite that gifted. I’ve never “gone looking” or “willed” the appearance of a penny. I just go my way, look down, and there it is.

That’s actually my theory as to the material substance of this “gift.” When I walk I tend to look down. I look around and I’m aware of the world around me, very aware. But I scan the ground too. So I think I see pennies others just haven’t looked down to see. Simple physics.

But maybe it isn’t physics. Maybe it’s metaphysics. Whatever it is, “I find pennies.”


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