The Keene Sentinel

by John Michael Dumais

Recently, I was called a “non-scientist” because I had the temerity to challenge the CDC’s latest mask study. I had to laugh, since critical thinking is not exclusive to any professional class. One of my first courses in college involved identifying logical fallacies in experimental design, and hence in any resulting “scientific” conclusions.

The idea that “the science is settled” is patently non-scientific. Science advances by robust public debate and by the falsification of hypotheses. In today’s polarized and fear-ridden atmosphere, truth is too often sacrificed on the altar of moral righteousness and political expediency.


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