I am getting more and more convinced that world would be much better if people had a better attitude towards scientific thinking.
I am not saying that everyone should be a scientist, but that incredible social advantages would come from a much wider awareness of scientific methods.
By scientific methods I mainly refer to good old galilean principles, describing the correct way for observing and reporting facts, formulating hypotheses and testing them against nature itself.
Scientific method invites us to think critically and analytically. It drives skeptic frame of mind, and invites to make good use of our brains and tools.
Science promotes invention, discovery, study of experiment results, clear reporting, intellectual honesty.
Scientific vision drives us to concentrate on cause-effect relations, and gives us knowledge of our limits, while pushing to overcome them.
Science promotes communication, communities and peer collaboration. It actually builds itself on collaboration and cooperation, without language, culture, space or time limits.
Science is open, values diversity, and is not bound to racism or cultural prejudices.
Science is universal, it is for everybody.
Science is objective.
And, of course, science works.
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