If you are on a game show, and you pick 1 of 3 doors, and I take a wrong one away, and I offer you the swap, should you take it? Read on to find out.
Science was was fairly recently practiced, and even in some circles still is a superior thought process that its strength is allowing itself open for change if compelling evidence comes along – something faith/religion ardently deny. For that reason anyone with a brain SHOULD in general subscribe to such a thought process of ‘this is how I currently believe it, if I see a good reason I can switch.
However, now science has become sickeningly close to religion in that models are changed to fit the theory, problems are hand-waved away and superiority is assumed.
One example is physics and dark matter/string theory. Essentially string theory posits matter on a deep level is composed of vibrating strings, a major part of the theory suggests there SHOULD be more mass in the universe than there apparently is…so what does faith based science do instead of thinking the theory is wrong SINCE IT DOESNT MATCH REALITY?
They change reality, in that the answer must be ‘dark matter’ something that we can’t see, but sure at shit it has got to be out there!
This is the kind of thing that gives science a bad name, instead of thinking your theory is shit, and amending reality to fit it, why not amend your fucking theory?
There is a guy at work, liberal but fairly smart in science, however he got caught up on the door question and INSISTED I was wrong on something that is a pretty simple thought puzzle to explain. I was reminded of the absolutly god-like devotion to science these types have, even in the face of pure wrongness.
In the door puzzle you SHOULD switch because you go from a 1/3 to a 2/3 chance. Before you flip out, and mistakenly think it is still 50/50 consider 1000 doors. You pick 1, this is a 1/1000 chance, I take away 998 door that are wrong. So what are the odds that of the 1000 you HAPPENED to pick the right one, or that this sole remaining door is in fact the right door? In 999/1000 times it is the right one.
Think this over, because this tripped up a hard science devotee, believing no way ‘his god’ was wrong.