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Science is Not ‘What Scientists Do’

1st December 2017

Wesley J. Smith blows the whistle.

Science is a method for determining facts about the natural world. As the dictionary definition has it, it is “the intellectual and practical activity encompassing the systematic study of the structure and behavior of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment.”

But too often science is hijacked by “the scientists,” who actually do something else–or make ideological or ethical assertions–and call it “science.” And when they are criticized or their findings are challenged, they wield the “anti-science” canard like a cudgel to shut their critics up–a phenomenon about which I wrote in more detail here.

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