In this Edge.org conversation, Ainissa Ramirez discusses the impact of science on shaping and understanding the world. Ramirez emphasizes the importance of asking questions, exploring the unknown, and the profound influence of science on human progress and innovation. The conversation delves into the role of curiosity and the scientific method in advancing knowledge and technology.
Editor’s Note: Science impacts our lives, both positively and negatively. The denial of the negative impact of science on our societies has led many scientists and researchers towards an almost-religious devotion to scientific pursuit that cares for nothing but the scientific results.
We have forgotten that science was meant to help us understand nature so that we can utilize nature’s gifts more effectively. These days, however, science has been used to segregate and marginalize, to rationalize the irrational [The COVID Scamdemic drove this point home, read these articles from our sister website, PAO Chief Atty Persida Acosta Calls for the LGUs Not to Discriminate Against the Vaccine-Free, Dr. Byram Bridle: Study saying unvaccinated increases COVID risk for vaccinated must be retracted immediately, Mainstream media coins new term, “Anti-boosters” to prevent vaccine-hesitancy among fully-vaccinated, ‘Let them die’: Canada’s largest newspaper promotes hostility toward the unvaccinated].
We must return science to its proper place in history, but we can only do that if we encourage curiosity and the use of scientific inquiry at all levels of society. We should be wary of governments or institutions who are calling for the censorship of the voices of legitimate scientists who don’t subscribe to the mainstream narrative.
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