Common Sense Science

You know what you really want in good science, you want it to stop getting complex as soon as it begins to be confusing to any typically insightful, average human being with a moderate education and intellect… If science says something that appears contrary to experience… oh… I don’t know, something like: “The sun does not rise and fall, it simply appears to” — then science needs to back off so regular folk can go on being comfortable in their modicum of understanding.

And that is why I am so happy for “Common Sense Science.” Finally there is science that I can “get” without having to exert any effort or work to understand! And it must be true, because it is so simple! (that’s Occam’s Razor right?! — but don’t ask me who Occam was or what it means)…

Here is how their website explains it:

Although these new models are novel and in many ways strikingly different from the standard model of elementary particles, they have an inherent simplicity and physical form that appeals to common sense. One reason for this is because the CSS models can be visualized and analyzed using the math and physics commonly found to hold true at laboratory scales.

And I love this bit about Quantum Physics:

Scientists will admit that quantum theories do not correspond to “common sense”—meaning, the law of cause and effect. The principal features of quantum theory contradict “cause and effect” relationships by assuming that random, spontaneous events can and do occur within a quantified limit (specified by the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle).

Therefore, out with it says Common Sense Science! But really, what is the point? Why should do we need “common sense” science when we already have, you know, real science? Here is why:

Many investigative minds have noticed that the assumptions and conclusions of modern science based on quantum theory and Einstein’s theory of relativity are very different from those of the classical science of Galileo, Newton, Ampere, Faraday, and Maxwell. The two systems of thought are mutually exclusive, although modern science tries to build upon classical science because (1) basic laws of classical science are too well established to ignore and (2) modern science would be incredible without the underlying support of classical science.

The assumptions of the Judeo-Christian worldview are compatible and generally identical with the assumptions and methods of classical science. This permits one to integrate his religion and science and have a consistent approach to life.

Let me translate that for you — We need to stop learning about the world and adopt a mid-1800’s understanding of science. Scientific findings after that make the existence of an Abrahamic God unlikely and quite definitely not required — all that sciency noise makes it difficult to keep on believing in peace… so out with the science!


2 Responses

  1. Isn’t common sense, much like the truth and beauty, in the eye of the beholder? What you find common sensical may blow me out of the water and vice versa. My truths are not the same as your truths because my experience and perspective is different than yours. So how should we quantify common sense? This idea “integrate religion and science and have a consistent approach to life” it’s called assimilation and it got a shit load of people killed back in the ’40s if I’m not mistaken.

  2. Excuse me, but I was born in 1942 and don’t remember “assimilation” getting “a shit load of people killed” during that time. Who was being assimilated, and by whom?

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