Gah. Give me a break. Quoting: Anonymous Coward 10310280
Okay, if we're taking a break, let's talk casual.
Would you agree that science is a tool? Science itself is impartial and is used to systematically measure observances, yes?
So, we need to seperate Science from "The Sciences" because "The Sciences" means something a little different, it means the body of knowledge derived from the systematic measurement of observances.
This body of knowledge ideally governs itself, facts will remain and things that are not true or are no longer supportable based on new findings will be discarded.
Unfortunately, "The Sciences" are governed by Human Beings, and Human Beings are governed by Money, status, power and all manner of corruption.
Scientists require funding for equipment and to sustain their manner of living. Scientists require approval in order to get their findings published.
Who controls the publications? Who controls the flow of money? Can these institutions that provide all this money so generously be accused of having an agenda?
This argument works on both of our sides, by the way.
For example, Brigham Young University has money and power and publication and will be very happy to publish findings that suggest a truth about The Book of Mormon.
On the other hand you have your super leftist Liberal secular schools that will ruin your career if you were to find evidence to support global flood. How will they ruin your career? Because they will find four scientists who *are willing* to use the common "shill" type arguments used here at GLP to break it down and support their own conclusions, be they true or false. You are fired, and they keep their tenure and position.
So, what it really comes down to are numbers: Leftist, Secular Schools vastly outnumber Rightist, Conservative schools and the publication houses are owned and operated by Leftist elite.
If you deny any of this, you really are "on a break" from reality.