How many times has the scientific consensus on a major issue been wrong? In the last 500 years of the scientific revolution has there actually been paradigm shifts? I am referring only to the hard sciences here of Physics, Chemistry, Biochemistry and I’ll throw in Biology.
Christian fundamentalists and creationists among other religionists as well, often think and claim that Science is wrong, on certain issues. Global warming would be a current example, as well as, of course everybody’s favorite, Evolution.
But, how many times has the major Scientific consensus, once arrived at, actually been wrong? And I don’t mean premature or incomplete and reported as fact, but re-evaluated and completely overthrown established science.
It’s stunning to me that modern humans continue to accept facts of the universe solely on faith, and then claim the empirical methods are wrong, and the consensus among experts in scientific study either does not exist or is also wrong.
Should Science tout it’s track record? Will the believers even listen if it does?