Anti-scientific = anti-social

A person’s attitude toward science tells us much more about his attitudes toward his fellow human beings than it does with his attitudes toward nature.

To summarily reject the findings of science in favor of one’s own intuitive sense of truth means dismissing the collaborative efforts of some of the most brilliant, rigorous and critical practitioners to demonstrate to one another’s satisfaction the merits of competing understandings and to subject them to systematic scrutiny and challenge.

To place your own gut feelings on truth at the same level as the accounts produced by science, or even worse to refuse to understand and contend with science’s accounts — this violates two of the highest laws of reason, which might as well be one and the same: respect reality with your whole mind, with all your practices and your fundamental attitudes, and respect your neighbor’s truth as you respect your own.

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