And neither should you.
Sorry, but I do not believe in science. I have found out over the last 55 years on this planet that if you believe in science you will be vastly disappointed. The same can be said of History. History is just as disappointing if not just plain boring.
The problem with those of us who do not believe in science? We have to deal with these nasty things little things call Facts. Facts get in the way of all the fun.
Take Climate Change. I don’t believe in the science behind it. But these silly facts, like CO2 levels, and rising Global Temperatures, keep popping up that challenge my beliefs. Very annoying.
Evolution is another one of those science thingies I just don’t believe in. Millions of fossils and hundreds discoveries will not stop me from believing in Mermaids. Besides, I saw a special on television, they exist folks.
I am still working on not believing in gravity. Keep dropping things all the time knowing one day I will be proven right. One day, I am sure my cat will just float away.
The problem with not believing in science, is that all you are left with is facts. Facts are such a killjoy.
I would go into History, but let’s not make this boring.
The Boring Part.
The History of man is fraught with dangers. If you have ever heard that belief that the average lifespan of people a few hundred years ago was around 30, then you are a believer in Science.
The facts are a little more boring. People lived well into their 70’s if not beyond. The trick was making into you 20’s. Prior to that? Death was common. Many children died before their 1st birthday. Infant mortality was extremely high.
Various factors are in play here. The most common was disease. For years, the ability to fend off infections and common diseases eluded mankind. When pandemics arouse, no one was safe. The Spanish Flu was one of the last greatest pandemics ever hit humanity. Millions died, the effects of the pandemic still shapes the modern world to this day.
As humanity progressed, our understanding of infections and diseases changed. We developed medicines to combat infections and prevent the spread of diseases. We learned that with the use of Scientific Methods, we could prevent another pandemic, or at least have a fighting chance.
Okay, so that was boring. History usual is. Yet what most people miss about History? Is context. Without context? The idea of developing vaccines to prevent diseases gets lost. People tend to Believe in Science, and not Accept Science.
Accepting Science means that you base your opinions on the available facts. Are these always, and forever, correct? No. However my cat may disagree with you. Science is a process of learning from gathering available knowledge. There is nothing static in science. Things change, knowledge is learned, and with that? Those who Accept Scientific Methods change with it. They don’t believe.
The history of vaccinations, and what vaccines have done for humanity, is well documented. Have there been hiccups? Of course. Have there been setbacks? Many. Has there been misinformation? Yes, definitely yes. Believers are notorious for being misinformed.
Best to ignore this part.
To my amazement, it seems that many people in this modern world think that vaccines are bad. They either think they are an outdated form of preventing diseases, or far more dangerous than the disease itself. They have many beliefs in vaccines that have either no basis in fact, or are misconstrued facts. They Believe in the Science, but do not Accept the Science. Like most Believers they latch on to one little thing, and run with it. They don’t look at other data, nor listen to the History, they just believe in their Scientifically flawed knowledge.
You can debate them, argue with them, explain it to them. They will not listen. Because they Believe in Science.
So, personally? I don’t believe in Science. I really don’t think you should either. It’s kind of like spending money in your checking account but never checking your balance. You may believe you have hundreds of dollars in your account. But if you don’t check on it? One day you will have to Accept the fact you ran out of money.
Believing that vaccines are useless is like hoping your Bank account is full. One day you will have to accept that it is not. Let’s just hope no one else has to pay the price for your neglect.