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Old 09-06-2020, 07:58 AM
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but you still go to a doctor not a neighbor who watcged a voodoo movie once
I have not said anything about going to a non-expert.
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yes new science is discovered all the time. yet we don't have a do it yourself hip replacement aisle at home depot.
I have never said anything about going to a non-expert.
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Another take on why many people correctly don't trust "experts".

The Magician's Twin: C.S. Lewis and the Case against Scientism

"More than a half century ago, famed writer C.S. Lewis warned about how science (a good thing) could be twisted in order to attack religion, undermine ethics, and limit human freedom. In this documentary "The Magician's Twin: C.S. Lewis and the Case Against Scientism," leading scholars explore Lewis's prophetic warnings about the abuse of science and how Lewis's concerns are increasingly relevant for us today."
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It is very simple. People don't trust experts because a majority of the time, the experts are proven wrong.
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Another take on why many people correctly don't trust "experts".

The Magician's Twin: C.S. Lewis and the Case against Scientism
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPeyJvXU68k

"More than a half century ago, famed writer C.S. Lewis warned about how science (a good thing) could be twisted in order to attack religion, undermine ethics, and limit human freedom. In this documentary "The Magician's Twin: C.S. Lewis and the Case Against Scientism," leading scholars explore Lewis's prophetic warnings about the abuse of science and how Lewis's concerns are increasingly relevant for us today."
well the cdc and who did not attack religion.
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It is very simple. People don't trust experts because a majority of the time, the experts are proven wrong.
yet you evacuate when experts tell you there's a fire too close to your home or a local authority tells you the hurricane is headed your way.
one thing we must have is basic trust. trust in your superiors and trust in public authorities. to be lead blindly? no. but to understand there is a problem and experts are working hard to solve it.
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I'm not about to watch a 17 minute U Tube video based on your statement of nothing.

I don't trust so called experts because they tend to lie.
then d o n' t reply to any of my video threads. you are wasting my gd time, you fack!
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It is very simple. People don't trust experts because a majority of the time, the experts are proven wrong.
Agreed, but I see the underlying theme that many scientists are putting grant money, agendas, personal or political bias before actual "science"...
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Another take on why many people correctly don't trust "experts".
The Magician's Twin: C.S. Lewis and the Case against Scientism
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPeyJvXU68k
"More than a half century ago, famed writer C.S. Lewis warned about how science (a good thing) could be twisted in order to
attack religion, undermine ethics, and limit human freedom. In this documentary "The Magician's Twin: C.S. Lewis and the Case Against Scientism," leading scholars explore Lewis's prophetic warnings about the abuse of science and how Lewis's concerns are increasingly relevant for us today."
well the cdc and who did not attack religion.
the broader quote was ,"...science (a good thing) could be twisted in order to attack religion, undermine ethics, and limit human freedom..."
"attack religion, undermine ethics, and limit human freedom"

Seems pretty clear that "lock downs" falls squarely into the "limit human freedom" category.

And telling churches not to open up while liquor stores and abortions clinics are open for biz, while dispersing, fining and arresting people for having church in their cars. Pastors arrested and facing arrest for holding services in Florida, Louisiana, California, New York and more is in fact an attack on religion salt don't you think?
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yet you evacuate when experts tell you there's a fire too close to your home or a local authority tells you the hurricane is headed your way.
one thing we must have is basic trust. trust in your superiors and trust in public authorities. to be lead blindly? no. but to understand there is a problem and experts are working hard to solve it.
No. You may do so. I place no faith in 'experts'. Nor do I allow some amorphous authority to decide whether or not I should move for my own safety. I look at the available information and make my decision based on my assessment of the threat. I am not a lemming, blindly obeying nonsense spouted by talking heads, but a free human being with the ability and sense to make decisions for my own safety and well-being.
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Agreed, but I see the underlying theme that many scientists are putting grant money, agendas, personal or political bias before actual "science"...
what propaganda slot did you pull that out of??
the administration is the one who is going for personal and political gain over peoples' lives!
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