Tremendous achievements and advances in understanding what surrounds us and about us too have been made since early civilizations because of scientific discoveries. But at this time, science seems to be bandied about often erroneously or without backing or proofs.
I would like to hear what are the references of what I hear constantly "according to science" or "it has been scientifically proven". The words "I believe in science" are so common, sometimes I think it's almost like saying "I believe in the god science".
I am a skeptic by nature and if somebody tells me "that it has been scientifically proven", there is still a question mark in my mind. Where did that statement come from ? Can you give me any references (valid ones) and how they reached that conclusion, well if I can understand it which I hope I will do. I would like to know what kind of research it entailed; has it been warped by people misunderstanding, misinformed or maybe tainted by people retelling each other ?
Some popularization work or popular scientific work often presents mind shattering developments. But what about their sources or proper referencing by reliable researchers well know in their field.
To me, scientific development and innovations should be rigorously done, properly researched and subject to cross-examination and tested properly before being considered as valid.
The field of meteorology is one where conclusions are drawn has always been a bit suspect to me; predictions appear to me dubious at least. Correct me please if I'm wrong.
I am all for scientific achievements and developments, by no mean am I anti-science but I believe that before being published for general consumption as scientific truths, it should be subjected to much scrutiny.
When people make assertions that because it is science it is true, I raise my eyebrows and these "sayings" have definitely become a popular trend.
But, let me conclude by writing that I am all for proper scientific achievements, so often an eye-opener...