As a scientist, I often speak about science. However, I tend to forget that what is normal to me is confusing to many others. Science, to me, is discovering how our world works and what it is made of using the scientific method. The scientific method is a set of guidelines that helps determine if a result is legitimate or a fluke. I’ve already gone through it in depth. Take a look. One thing that many scientists forget is that while we must strictly adhere to the scientific method, we must also remain open-minded. If you believe I can’t make such claims because I’m not a famous scientist, consider what one of our time’s best scientists, Dr. Kary Mullis, has to say.
You are not supposed to be hard headed in science. You are supposed to be ready for the things you really believe to turn out not be true! And you are supposed to enjoy that!
In case you’re wondering who he is, here’s a hint: Kary Mullis was a biochemist from the United States. He got the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1993 and the Japan Prize the following year for inventing the polymerase chain reaction technique. The Japan Prize is given to individuals from all over the globe who have made “original and remarkable contributions in science and technology that have expanded the horizons of knowledge and served the cause of peace and prosperity for mankind.” The video above is also worth seeing since he makes some excellent arguments on climate change. Remember that he is not an ordinary person, and his extensive scientific expertise makes him a credible source.
I just learned about another brilliant mind, Allan Savory, who, while not as well-known as Dr. Kary Mullis, has the knowledge and experience to understand what science is all about. It’s interesting to note that he thinks similarly to Kary Mullis. Who is Allan Savory? He is a Zimbabwean scientist, farmer, and president and co-founder of the Savory Institute. He created the concept of sustainable resource management. It manages commodities using a systems thinking approach. It organizes resources using a systems thinking approach. System thinking is worth writing about since it may be valuable in many aspects of life. Here’s a brief explanation:
Systems thinking is a set of synergistic analytic skills used to improve the capability of identifying andhttps://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1877050915002860
understanding systems, predicting their behaviors, and devising modifications to them in order to produce desired effects. These skills work together as a system.
Let return to what Allan Savoury says about science and university education. The quote below is from a video that you may see as well.
Going in the University as bright young people, they come out brain dead not even knowing what science means. They think it means peer-reviewed papers etc. No! That’s academia. And if a paper is peer-reviewed it means everybody thought the same therefore they approved it. An unintended consequence is when new knowledge emerges, new scientific insights… they can never ever be peer-reviewed. So we are blocking all new advances in science, that are big advances. If you look at the breakthrough in science almost always they don’t come from the centre of that profession. They come from the fringe. The finest candlemakers in the world couldn’t even think of electric lights. They don’t come from within, they often come from outside the bricks. We are going to kill ourselves because of stupidity.
You may wonder why I am writing this. I want to help you understand what science is and why what we have nowadays isn’t science. We’ve lately been on a really slippery slope, and if we don’t make science about free thinking and discovery instead of being practically a cult, we’re doomed, as Allan warns. There hasn’t been anything new recently since it has been suffocated. New ideas are anathema. I’m attempting to establish a platform for at least publicizing the new ideas Genuine Science Journal.
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