I’m no science denier…
I take no pride in the fact that those who would do so quote me for support of their views.
I repeat, I do not dispute science.
But neither will I poo-poo those of faith.
Who am I, to disparage the beliefs of others?
I say to you, I’m no one of importance.
You ask me then what do I believe?
I believe we’re destroying our environment in the name of the almighty dollar. We’re fouling our own nest, for the sake of some fat oligarch’s twelfth home, or twenty-third car.
I also believe the universe is as big as they say it is… on those days when they can get together and come to any sort of consensus on what they mean by the word ‘big’ – but I also believe they’re constantly fudging the data, in an attempt to appear consistent, or up to date, or cutting edge.
I also believe we’ve lost any pretense of humanity, when we allow corporations to monopolize the food growing process without fully understanding what their ‘technology’ does, to either the human body or the environment.
Those are some of the things I believe.
There are those who’ll disagree with these sentiments; and violently so.
And they’re so entitled, in a country where the rule of free speech is supposedly king.
But to those who would claim that I’m denying science… let me be as clear as I can.
I don’t want anyone to misinterpret what I’m trying to say.
The Priest will quote to you: “I am the way, the truth and the light.”
The scientist will say: “No, come this way, for that wave/particle is all that there is to light. And only I speak the truth, because I speak of facts.”
And what I’d beg you to notice – what I’d shout to the very heavens themselves – is that they’re all saying the same thing.
To lambaste the one side while lauding the other is to exhibit for all to see your preference for the one type of speech over the other.
To so completely discount those you disagree with while vehemently clinging to your own preferences, is to say you prefer your type of magic to theirs.
Which is all well and good.
I’d not sway you from your beliefs, or proselytize you for the ‘enemy’.
What I’d have you understand is what your stance means, in the course of the language that’s being so wildly misused.
Cling to your religion.
Worship your math.
Or try and find some amalgamation of the two.
For until you can do the science, or walk on water, it’s all the same thing.
Until you can do the work for yourself, you’re taking whatever you’re being told on faith.
One side would claim that faith is what it’s all about.
The other side would deny faith’s very existence.
And yet both sides insist that you believe in them… and only them.
Now do you see the dichotomy…?