Today, The Two Mikes welcomed Dr. John Droz to the show for the first time.
John is a retired scientist — a physicist, to be precise — and gave us a lesson in how science is being destroyed in the United States. Scientists, he said, are meant to be a wall that blocks the advance of false and pseudo-science. The fundamental definition of science, he said, can be expressed in one word, “skepticism”.
In the past few decades, the progressives have all but killed the preeminent place that scientific skepticism must hold, and have replaced it with the issuance off dictatorial but false scientific assertions, such as we have seen during the entire COVID episode and in the blatant madness of the climate-change fanatics.
On Covid, we all know that the vaccines do not work, they have not been fully tested, they do not prevent contagion, and they are killing people. On Climate, there is no true and rigorous scientific study that shows that cutting carbon dioxide in the atmosphere will improve climate conditions, nor is there such a truly scientific study proving that industrial wind energy will satisfy what its backers have promised in terms of energy, but there is a study that shows the machinery for wind energy may well harm the environment.
John also noted that 44 of America’s state governments have accepted, in whole or in part, a plan — called Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and sponsored by a teacher’s union and other progressive groups — that eliminates the teaching of the “scientific method” in grades K-through-12. In other words the NGSS plan is meant to kill the chances that students will acquire any semblance of instruction and practice of the scientific method and critical thinking in their primary education.
They will learn to be unquestioningly obedient to authority and so never to become competent, commonsensical, and independent adults. John Droz was extremely frank and informative, and this paragraph only skims the surface of what he presented.
He also publishes a biweekly newsletter, which is available through his Substack site: https://substack.com/profile/4682211-john-droz-jr