“Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth.”—Albert Einstein. Censorship is the mistress of The State. Science is the great disruptor of Accepted Truth. Martin Luther, Galileo, Kepler, Bacon, Darwin, Einstein, the Protestant Reformation, and Schrödinger all attacked The Truth and upset people.
Any statement that does not adhere to the Scientific Method is metaphysics. Today, state-sponsored science demands we accept truths that do not follow the Scientific Method and censor opposition as heresy. Today, there are many theories masquerading as Science and rely on computer modeling. Sir Francis Bacon gave society a method to separate ontological reality, as much as possible, from metaphysics. Scientists who stray from these principles are activists and priests who serve the interests of the powerful and the State, not scientists.
The Scientific Method
- Observation of a phenomenon.
- Formulation of a hypothesis to explain the phenomenon
- Test the hypothesis.
- If experiments do not confirm the hypothesis, the hypothesis must be rejected or modified (Go back to Step 2).
- Establish a theory based on repeated verification of the results.