Those People

I have seen a lot of blog posts and articles lately about “Those People” who don’t believe science, who avoid gluten, or who don’t get the flu shot, who use herbs instead of medicine. People who might believe in God or in gods, people who may be “Naturalists,” but they all have one thing in common: They just don’t believe in science. You know the people, they ignore irrefutable facts, and proven science. How could the hold such irrational beliefs? how could they spit in the face of science when we have all these studies with double blind control groups performed by people who have an education? How could they be so willfully ignorant?

Well I’ve got some news for you, we all have irrational beliefs. And if you think you don’t, you’re delusional. And something else, we may find out down the road (As we often do) that the logic was flawed, that the studies were bogus, that the science was misguided, and that the experts were just ordinary people who hadn’t a clue what they were talking about. We are human, we make mistakes, and none of us has all the answers. We try our hardest to examine the evidence without bias, and with an open mind, but all of us have preconceived notions, and sometimes (heaven forbid) We go with our gut, we follow our instincts, and we make a decision that may seem odd to the rest of the world.

So, as far as I am concerned, you are free to believe what you want, say what you want, eat what you want, smoke what you want, and inject yourself with what you want. But don’t expect me to be quiet when you start calling me dangerous for wanting to eat a non-gmo, organic vegetable. There is nothing scary about it, it won’t hurt you, and if it hurts me, or costs me more money, that’s my own damned business.