Great article! I really liked the author's second point about science being practically a religion. As a scientist myself, I'm acutely aware that we are all incredibly biased - I believe in a lot of things I don't have much evidence for, and I'm against some theories that have a lot of evidence behind them. And I'm not alone, either. Most of the scientists I know are like this as well. I mean, most of the time we do experiments, it's because we suspect something is true, so we go out and investigate it. And that's fine! Ideas have to come from somewhere, and if it weren't for intuitions a lot less science would get done. But we need to recognize it and stop pretending like we're the ultimate voice of objectivity.

posted by psychology: 1297 days ago