Science or Pseudoscience?
“Just because it took place in a laboratory does not make it science” – Chris D
“Good science comes first from observation” – Chris D
The words ‘science' and ‘scientific' have been hi-jacked by commercial interest and by a modern arbitrary belief system that each claim science.
Science is a word that, like religion, is prone to appropriation by certain interests, to further their own ends. True science should be beyond prejudice and bias, enquiring into our natural world with an open mind and with respect and care for the object of its attentions. In particular, science should be based upon observation, rather than theory and upon real life as opposed to experiment.
Beware ‘The King's New Clothes'.
The words ‘science' and ‘scientific' are used in such a way as to hope to prevent the listener or reader questioning the material. Do you remember the boy who hadn't been told about the King's New Clothes? Whenever the words are used to support an assertion or a commercial interest, take a really objective look and you might see the real ‘King' behind the illusion.
Science (or ‘pseudo-science') is the disguise under which many commercial interests are served and the health of man, animals and the environment can be jeopardised with a shrug. In this section, we have highlighted some of the activities with a theoretical potential for great harm, yet which are being ‘researched’ by commercial organisations (for obvious commercial gain) with little regard for the risks.
Here are some vital issues, that bear discussion (click on the required link in the table below).
See also: Prejudice
“How science dwindles, and how volumes swell,
How commentators each dark passage shun,
And hold their farthing candle to the sun.”
Edward Young (1683 – 1765)
“There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics”
Attr. Benjamin Disraeli (1804 – 1881)
“Scientists should be on tap but not on top“
Winston Churchill (1874 – 1965)
|Cloning||Genetic Modification||Charities in Research|
|Human-Animal Hybrid||Commercial Food||Evidence-Based Medicine|
See also: http://facultyofhomeopathy.org/research/
The AVMC is unable to support animal experimentation (vivisection) under its many euphemisms:
animal procedures – laboratory animal procedures – animal tests – animal testing – animal experiments – laboratory animal experiments – laboratory animal experimentation
We are also unable to support much of the biotechnology of today, in the shape of: GM – GMO – genetic modification – xenotransplants – cloning – hybridisation – human-animal hybrids