Fifty Nobel prize winners recently met to discuss and vote on the biggest threats facing humanity, their responses range from Donald Trump to Nuclear War, to Climate Change, and or science itself.
One of the biggest unfounded threats, in their eyes, is global warming and overpopulation, two of the correspondents listed Artificial Intelligence, and of the eleven dangers, seven implicate humanity’s wayward innovations.
While addressing the top threats to humanity, the top scientists expressed concerns regarding their funding and the freedom to ‘order up technological breakthroughs.’
Scientists have long housed issues regarding funding and their ability to conduct research, for reasons such as the production of results or more formally an investors return on their respective investments.
Over the years many across all sides of the political spectrum have lost respect for scientists and their corresponding research is being disregarded. The most recent example of such is Donald Trump and the entire ocean of people who back the President of the United States. Trump is the embodiment of people who are frustrated with ‘the experts’ because the experts keep attempting to dictate how people must conduct their lives.
In addition, people are waking to the reality of just how science and technology is manipulating the livelihoods of many, while ‘the experts’ disregard the common man and slant their way of life. The lack of respect is not just in relation to scientists but rather to the established institutions of the world.
Science is a field that has come about to aid humanity in understanding the world around us and carve out a way forward. However, science has increasingly become far more biased and politically driven in recent decades because ‘the experts’ used their authority without warrant and such has driven the anti-establishment mindset to the White House.
The biggest issue as of late is the ‘general consensus’ on Climate Change, many who choose to disagree with ‘the experts’ on global warming have been slanted as science-deniers, bigots, idiots, and “deplorables.” Interestingly enough, those who choose to deny such a thing have reason to believe that they are being lied to, and such gets proven true time and time again.
From the 1940’s to the 1970’s it was global cooling, then it was global warming, and now it’s climate change. The fear mongering that science levied upon the people from the ‘consensus’ by these issues alone has warranted a resistance to ‘the experts.’ But it’s deeper than that, as of late, data manipulation has proven to be a problem for the scientific community, in that scientists are actually manipulating data to cause a political will.
Even deeper and upon further review, it would appear as though it’s not just the two issues above that plague science but rather it’s also the source of funding. According to one US laureate, science is needed to educate the public to create the political will to solve “these problems.”
Where the disregard for the established institution comes to fruition, is in the education to create a political will to attack the problems at hand, thus creating activists loyal to a cause, based on computer models and fear mongering.
The government, particularly in the United States, responds to the will of the collective citizen, and if an organization can control and manipulate that collective, then a political agenda can be formed through the education of that collective. Such of which is what America is witnessing today through the political establishment. The Constitution disallows the collective will to override the right of the individual, and for that reason, elaborate schemes are brought about to manipulate politics.
Of the issues above plaguing the public’s trust in science is the source of funding disseminated to institutions to further research particular issues. Investors pay for results, not data, and if the scientist wants to continue to receive funding then anything and everything goes to obtain that result for the investor.
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To the Christian, science has always been a foe because of the resistance to respect the viewpoints in regards to faith. Science, since day one, has had the objective of overthrowing the authority of the Bible. Without providing any actual evidence, science has claimed that the Christian is delusional and or mentally ill. However, the theory of evolution is nothing more than a faith itself;
“With the failure of these many efforts, science was left in the somewhat embarrassing position of having to postulate theories of living origins which it could not demonstrate. After having chided the theologian for his reliance on myth and miracle, science found itself in the inevitable position of having to create a mythology of its own: namely, the assumption that what, after long effort could not prove to take place today had, in truth, taken place in the primeval past.”—*Loren Eisley, The Immense Journey (1957), p. 199.
“[The theory of evolution] forms a satisfactory faith on which to base our interpretation of nature.”—*L. Harrison Matthews, “Introduction to Origin of Species,” p. xxii (1977 edition).
“Most modern biologists, having reviewed with satisfaction the downfall of the spontaneous generation hypothesis, yet unwilling to accept the alternative belief in special creation, are left with nothing.” – Dr. George Wald, evolutionist, Professor Emeritus of Biology at the University at Harvard, Nobel Prize winner in Biology.
With that in mind, scientists now claim that the biggest threat to mankind is the disregard for climate change and the ever-looming doom of overpopulation and of course their answer is arrogantly more science. But just as Fox News correspondent Michael Guillen Ph.D. points out, of the fifty Laureates the majority of them unwittingly claim that the biggest threat to humanity is actually not climate change and or overpopulation but rather the “unintended” consequences of our science and technology.
The supposedly unintended consequences of the technological breakthroughs, are in fact paving the way towards a much more interconnected world, and such is called The Fourth Industrial Revolution. To see more in regards to ‘The Fourth,’ see here.
Michael Guillen Ph.D.. “Nobel laureates cite top dangers to human survival -- overlook gravest one.” Fox News. . (2017): . .
Jack Grove. “Do great minds think alike? The THE/Lindau Nobel Laureates Survey.” Times Higher Education. . (2017): . .