The issue with science is that, it asks for evidence of a stated truth. With science you cannot get away with opinion. This is really the cruxt of the problem with our current presidential administration. It is an old problem, one that has been argued for many thousands of years.
Do we believe the ministers of faith about the way of the world, or do we ask for a more objective truth? The objective truth stands on its own, however, it is often unkind.
We humans have made a fine art out of self deception. We want to believe in a good father, we want to believe that we are beautiful, we want to believe that everything is going to be alright.
When a man preaches that he will take care of it all, it is difficult to ignore. We are hard wired to listen to old men. We go to old women with our problems, but listen to old men for our truths.
As humans, our old behavior does not serve us well. But before we even begin to ask questions, we must ask ourselves how important is the truth? For most of the humans that I know, truth is an unwelcome reality. Most people don’t want to know the truth, they’d rather not know how bad off they are, how much they have been tricked, or how much they have lost.
Most don’t even want to know the small details, such as “I am overweight” or “I am angry” or “I have a drinking problem”. Indeed, many diseases of the modern world are built upon the very fine art of denial, heart disease, obesity and some types of diabetes are diseases that are completely avoidable. How do you justify drinking a 350 calorie coffee drink and a 1,000 calorie bowl of soup? What untruth do you tell your body in order to have that bit of body destruction?
This whole religion vs science isn’t really the question. The question is, how much truth can we stand?
Why can’t we just relax and let the nice man take care of everything? The truth is that the nice man is a liar.