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Science is Not Great

Problems with the Scientific Method, Scientific Institutions, and the Dystopian World Science is Creating

by Colton Martens


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Is Science Ruining the World?

We’ve all witnessed how science has been politically weaponized in recent years. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, politicians repeatedly appealed to “the science” to justify tyrannical policies, and much of the population passively complied. Such compliance stemmed from a deep, religious reverence for science in which people see science as an infallible god. But is science really that great? This book aims to thoroughly critique science to discourage people from blindly trusting it and viewing it as infallible. The critique begins with a long discussion of the political biases that dominate scientific institutions and that call academia’s politically charged conclusions into question. There is then a discussion of some problems with the scientific method, particularly as it pertains to shortcomings of safety testing (which has obvious relevance to the topic of vaccine safety). Multiple chapters are then dedicated to examples of past failures of (biomedical) science, including past vaccine mistakes. There is then a discussion of how science is being used to create a highly undesirable dystopian future. When taken together, science has a surprisingly poor track record, and it should not be worshipped or regarded as a god. The final chapter offers suggestions on how to fix science and once again make it a force for good.

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Format: 6 x 9 Black & White Paperback, 456 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Sep 19, 2023)
ISBN10: 1977267556
ISBN13: 9781977267559

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I received my BS in Biology from St. Ambrose University in 2017, and I received my PhD in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology from Ohio State University in 2022. I am now a university professor who independently studies the relationship between science and politics in my free time.
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