Science is an intangible, inanimate object. It is therefore incapable of lying. Can scientists sometimes get it wrong? Absolutely. Is it unreasonable to think there is this cabal of scientists spreading disinformation? Yes. It's beyond unreasonable. It's paranoid and deluded. There is an entire world of scientists out there. So if one or a few were to falsify findings with falsified evidence, there are literally thousands of other scientists in the world who would instantly call them on it, and then that would involve even more scientists to come in and review the findings and duplicate whatever experiments or studies that underpinned them to see who was telling the the truth. And if you think you can rope thousands and thousands of scientists worldwide into lying in some giant conspiracy, then you really are delusional. It's nigh unto impossible to even rope two people into telling a lie convincingly without one eventually betraying the other, so thinking that thousands upon thousands of scientists would compromise their ethics and their belief in the scientific method is plane folly. That's just a story we like to tell ourselves when the facts don't match what we wish they were.
· 10 months ago