December 7, 2020
If there were a Mount Rushmore to memorialize the greatest scientists in US history, Richard Feynman’s face would almost certainly be on the monument.
He was only 24 years of age when he was recruited into a secret research group that eventually became part of the Manhattan Project, joining some of the other most prominent scientists of his age, like Robert Oppenheimer and Enrico Fermi.
Feynman went on to make unparalleled advances in the fields of particle physics and quantum mechanics. He conceived of nanotechnology as early as the 1950s, and quantum computing as early as 1982.
Feynman also won the Nobel Prize, plus countless other awards and medals; and he was ranked by leading scientists as one of the greatest physicists of all time-- alongside Einstein, Isaac Newton, and Galileo.
In short, Feynman knew what he was talking about when it came to science.
One thing that was really interesting about Feynman is that, despite all of his success and credentials, he was the first to admit that nothing was truly certain and absolute, even in science:
“Scientific knowledge is a body of statements of varying degrees of certainty — some most unsure, some nearly sure, but none absolutely certain.”
Feynman railed against “myths and pseudoscience,” and the so-called experts that peddled their theories as unquestionable truth.
According to his biographer James Gleick, Feynman found this type of scientific absolutism to be like an “authority, against which science has fought for centuries.”
Or, as Isaac Asimov put it, “Science is uncertain. Theories are subject to revision; observations are open to a variety of interpretations, and scientists quarrel amongst themselves.”
Yet now we’re being force fed a narrative that science is absolute and 100% certain… and that, above all else, we must listen to the scientists.
Or, more precisely, we must listen to the scientists they want us to listen to.
We must listen to the scientists, for example, who tell us that 2+2 = white supremacy.
We must listen to the scientists who tell us that biology no longer determines sex.
And we absolutely must listen to the scientists who tell us to cower in fear in our homes because of a virus.
We must listen to the scientists who say that unmasked BLM protestors packed together like sardines are not a danger to spreading the virus because of the righteousness of their cause.
We must listen to the scientists at the WHO that told us in late March to NOT wear masks, and then, oops, just kidding, please do wear masks.
We must listen to the scientists who tell us that we need to keep our masks on, and then take their own masks off as soon as they’re no longer on camera.
We must listen to the scientists who tell us to cancel everything and not spend time with friends and family, who then themselves hop on a plane to visit their own friends and family.
We must listen to the scientists who agree that cannabis dispensaries, acupuncture clinics, and casinos are “essential businesses”, but masked worshippers six feet apart in churches and synagogues must be forced to stay home under threat of imprisonment.
We must listen to the scientists who tell us that the national debt doesn’t matter, and the government can simply print as much money as it wants and give out free money to everyone without any consequences ever.
We must listen to the scientists who tell us that standing on wet sand is safe, but standing on dry sand will spread the Coronavirus.
We must listen to the scientists who tell us we need to do whatever it takes to prevent a single Covid death… but that deaths due to suicide, heart attack, and stroke are perfectly fine, and so are domestic violence, drug addiction, and depression.
And we must listen to the scientists who tell us that an unproven vaccine devoid of any long-term study is completely safe and effective.
Yes. Those are the scientists we must listen to.
But we absolutely must NOT listen to any scientists who voice concerns about Covid vaccines.
We must not listen to scientists whose peer-reviewed research shows that Covid might not be as bad or as deadly as the media continues to portray.
We must not listen to scientists, including a Fulbright scholar / MIT PhD in data science, whose research shows bizarre, highly suspicious statistical anomalies regarding the 2020 election.
No. We definitely must NOT listen to those scientists.
And thank goodness that Big Media and Big Tech make it so easy for us to not listen to those scientists.
Twitter and Facebook have conveniently censored posts, prevented sharing, and even suspended the accounts of dangerous scientists who present new ideas.
And the big media companies simply refuse to report on those stories altogether. How thoughtful of them to pre-determine for us what we should see and what we should believe!
It’s clear the people who control the flow of information-- Big Media and Big Tech-- are deliberately shaping the story they want us to believe.
Forget Feynman. Their science is certainty. Their science is unassailably, 100%, absolutely true…
Anyone who dares question the certainty and sanctity of their science is ridiculed. The media calls any blasphemy a ‘hoax’ and chastises your ‘baseless assertions’.
And Twitter subjects you to the “Two Minutes Hate” ritual from Orwell’s 1984 (along with the hateful cancel culture rituals from Orwell’s lesser known work, 2021).
At this point I just want to know what these people are so afraid of-- why are they so terrified of anyone asking questions?
Because when you’re not allowed to question something, it’s no longer science. It’s just authoritarian propaganda.
To your freedom,