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In 1946 people were told to "trust the science". Text for Ad: “The great expectations held for DDT have been realized. During 1946, exhaustive scientific tests have shown that, when properly used, …More
In 1946 people were told to "trust the science".

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“The great expectations held for DDT have been realized. During 1946, exhaustive scientific tests have shown that, when properly used, DDT kills a host of destructive insect pests, and is a benefactor of all humanity.

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John A Cassani
When did the term, “trust the science” come into use? I would imagine that back in the ‘40s, if anything, people would be told to “trust the research.” Research is part of the scientific process, and is a very important part, but it isn’t perfect. With DDT, nobody was researching its effect on wildlife. I’m sure they wouldn’t have liked the fact that it was on its way to driving the bald eagle …More
When did the term, “trust the science” come into use? I would imagine that back in the ‘40s, if anything, people would be told to “trust the research.” Research is part of the scientific process, and is a very important part, but it isn’t perfect. With DDT, nobody was researching its effect on wildlife. I’m sure they wouldn’t have liked the fact that it was on its way to driving the bald eagle to extinction. “Science” is a way that we can come to know things, with increasing certainty. It is always dependent on its data set. God and His revelation are the dataset for theology. He is an unimpeachable source. Clinical trials conducted by chemical or drug companies are not. Very little natural science can ever be truly settled, and most that can be, is only settled after an extraordinarily long period of time.
Resu Resu
You say tomato, I say tomahto. Can we agree that Science isn't Science unless it is continually questioning and continually doubting
Ultraviolet
Great find, great share!