The question posed by Chuck Todd To Ben Carson, “Explain how science and religion in your mind co-exist?” is a classic gotcha question. The premise is entirely faulty, as if science, a discipline of method that can only be used to analyze the material world can somehow disprove the immaterial world. Perhaps Chuck could explain, but of course the entire question is more about making Ben Carson, a brilliant neurosurgeon appear to be a moron.
Here are the hatchet headlines that quickly followed the interview to falsely characterize Ben Carson’s statement.
Raw Story Headline
Ben Carson: Religion is needed to interpret science because ‘maybe it’s just propaganda’
Huffington Post Headline
Ben Carson Needs Religion To Differentiate Between Science And Propaganda
If you did not watch the video- here are his exact words….
Carson makes this statement 47 seconds into the video-“People ask me, ‘How can you be a scientist, How can you be a surgeon if you don’t believe in certain things’, well maybe those things aren’t scientific, maybe it’s just propaganda.”
It is an ambiguous statement… what are the “certain things” that are being talked about. Clearly more dialogue is needed to get a better understanding of his meaning. He alludes to this at the end of the video stating that he is more than happy to accommodate a real dialogue on the subject of propaganda and science and not just a media sound bite.
While the left has a great chuckle depicting an excellent man as an idiot, it is obvious that journalism has devolved into nothing more than a platform for organized slander.
We all know of course that science is completely factual, unbiased and pure as the wind driven snow….
Just like the science of eugenics- Started in this country and used by Hitler to justified forced sterilization of the feeble and the final solution of mass murder for the Jewish race.
And just like the New England Journal Of Medicine- The former editor of this journal, arguably one of the “finest medical journals” in the country said this in a tell all book, The Truth About the Drug Companies: How They Deceive Us and What to Do About It
“It is simply no longer possible to believe much of the clinical research that is published, or to rely on the judgment of trusted physicians or authoritative medical guidelines. I take no pleasure in this conclusion, which I reached slowly and reluctantly over my two decades as an editor of The New England Journal of Medicine.”
Just like the tobacco companies-Documents uncovered from the archives of tobacco companies reveal that they helped manufacture the smoking controversy by funding scientific research that was intended to obfuscate and prolong the debate about smoking and health.
We could go on of course but a few simple historical facts should be all that is needed to remind everyone that science is a tool and that tools can be co-opted by politicians, big corporations or government to produce…gasp….propaganda with the intent to defraud and harm the public.
But remember when big brother is watching repeat the following slogans so as not to draw attention to yourself.
Science = Pure Truth
Science is unbiased
Never question science
Science has disproved religion
Maybe we could start the indoctrination of the young with chants in elementary school.