Pseudoscience cannot be said as a science because their theories do not come from observation and lead nowhere to further scientific problems. In fact, sometimes pseudoscience “cannot be tested because they are consistent with every imaginable state of affairs in the empirical world”. Superstition is a kind of beliefs that come from a myth, folklore, legend, and religion, where all of these beliefs are false and made from ignorance. People make superstitions to conquer things that cannot be reached and controlled by science and any logical reasons such as ghosts, “God”, devils, etc. They make superstition because they “fear of the unknown”.
Many of the things she claims might not seem relevant now and would most likely need to be updated. Her essay is constructed in such a way that it seems persuasive, but I do not entirely agree with her claim. In her essay, Bird says that most students in college are discontent with their situation because they feel that they are unwanted. Bird claims that colleges know that students don’t like to study and that they are unmotivated by the thought of doing any sort of work. Bird illustrates college as if it were some sort of prison for young adults.
The main ethical issue is that many people, due to their religion or personal opinion believe that destroying human embryos is a form of murder. However many other people believe it is furthering our knowledge of science. I personally believe that scientific research is very important to our everyday lives, as it brings us new understandings and knowledge on how the world works. Although the opposite opinion of my own is very hard to justify as it is considered unnatural and wrong, I believe that the benefits for curing diseases and repairing important parts of the body, out way the negatives. Scientists have also begun looking at adult specialised cells, and figuring out how to make them unspecialised again so this ethical problem won’t be an issue anymore.
Many of us who have read or know the plot of the book either feared for our lives or laughed about it, thinking and hoping that this will never happen to us. But what many don’t realize is that our current society is already living in ‘1984’: constantly surveillances by the government through cameras, and NSA’S hacking of our personal accounts such as Facebook and Google searches. After many terrifying and tragic events, we have given up a lot of rights in exchange of safety. While freedom is what every man desires, ultimately we just want to be safe. Therefore freedom is what the average man desires, but not what the average man truly wants.
Not only was he terrified that Banquo would expose him, but he was afraid that Banquo’s line would all become kings in the future, as according to the witches’ prophecies. Later on in the play, Macbeth’s paranoia comes back to haunt him. He knows that Macduff is planning war against him so he goes to the witches since their prophecies are his only source of security. This adds to his growing insanity because he relies on something evil as comfort. Guilt is another large factor that drives Macbeth insane.
He also introduced polygamy which most people believed to be a sin. His hatred for slavery also made the people of Missouri angry as it was a slave owning state. Many of these aspects led him to be hated from Kirtland to Nauvoo with no intention to resolve any of the problems which then Brigham Young had to face. Brigham Young had great organizational and better fear inducing skills. Once Joseph Smith died he was able to take complete control much like a dictator does when an unloved monarch dies or is deposed of.
Science and pseudoscience differences aren’t always clear-cut. That is why it is best to know what separates scientists from pseudoscientists. Scientists try to put aside their bias, remain disinterested, and make all their theories or ideas falsifiable to solve problems in everyday life. However, pseudoscientists are imposters. They make their living off their biases, questionable practices, and not falsifiable claims that barely have any scientific evidence behind them.
But theology is not his field of expertise and this is demonstrated a little too clearly in his severely polemical atheistic writing (it should be noted however, in his opinion, theological experts might not even exist, writing ‘the notion that religion is a proper field in which one might claim to be an expert is one that should not go unquestioned.’ ) In The God Delusion, Dawkins systematically goes through the main areas of apparent contention between science and religion, seeming to undermine nearly every aspect of religion, rejecting its claims and pre-emptively answering his critics. In this critique, I will focus particularly on his arguments
People doubted about the explanation, the media kept digging—more scandals were revealed: Food and Drug Administration examined and found other oils, including chili, peanut, sesame, sunflower, completely not match their advertised ingredients. It seemed that there would be more and more problems waiting to be exposed and the chairman intentionally deceived people. It proved that lying is the worst way to manage crisis and time cannot bring problems away but making them even more complicated and impossibly deal with. Being honest is the most efficient way to solve the problem. Being honest is good, and it is also part of damage control.
Is there a true reality? My High School Biology teacher once told me, “Your source is always suspect.” He explained to me just because a source claims to know the answer or be the truth and has a lot of evidence to back it up does not always mean they are correct. Everyone will always have a different version of reality because we are all completely different beings experiencing everything around us differently. As much as we try to come up with our own version of reality that will never happen because society is constantly influencing our beliefs in grade school, by our parents and all the mass media surrounding us. With that said I believe that there is no true version of reality but several versions of reality.