Understanding the basics of the scientific method
When ever I hear a statement like that in response to some topic being discussed, it makes me cringe. This vid called “Skewed Views of Science” will be the best few minutes any non-scientist can spend. It examines the pitfalls of arguing against science from incomprehension or emotion. It will also be very helpful to those scientists and or science minded people who get frustrated when dealing with those who do not understand the basics of the scientific method.
For example, most people don’t know what the term “theory” actually means in science. You will hear someone say “Well X is ‘only’ a theory” and dismiss it. All that tells us is the person is totally ignorant of the most basic science terms and how the scientific method works in a general sense. This vid is for non-scientists who want (need!) to know how science works on a general level, and how combat the current anti science/anti logic/anti critical/anti objective thinking that is so common today.
There are some people out there who need to be tied to a chair and have their eyelids glued open and forced to watch this vid, but I wont go there…