There was no moment of revelation - there was the usual ‘this is bullshit phase’ leading to examining the evidence, reading up on the science and eventually acceptance that I was wrong. The pain of cognitive dissonance was real but eventually accepted.Was it like this?
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Once you "thought like me", now... now... you received your revalation. Did you suddenly become one of the "elect"? Are you welcome in Prince Harry and Meghan's inner circle? Are you just... well.... better than the rest of us because of your enlightenment?
Oh, and by the way, (gen) I have a BSc (physics) and an MSc both from the same global top 10 university so "scientifically illiterate" is fundamentally mis-applied.
The thing about science is it's often quoted as the absolute answer to any determinate question. The thing about science is it is a theory backed up by an interpretation of the evidence. Scientists very rarely agree about anything to the point that when one produces evidence that the theory of the other is a pile of crap they start taking chunks out of each other. Go and have a look at Isaac Newton and his petty rivalries with both Hook and Leibniz.
Do yourself a favour, stop telling someone with a solid scientific education about the nature of science and using it to back up the fervour of your own opinion as if it were an absolute. You are the very dictionary definition of irony. Cnut.
I should also note that I am considered somewhat right of centre in areas in which I contribute to the discussion - I am not some lefty snowflake, nor woke fellow traveller of Titania McGrath.
I would suggest that you misinterpretation of what a scientific theory is would indicate that you should undertake a period of navel gazing as to the value of YOUR scientific education. You might also want to consider that rather than having a hissy fit about my pointing out your ignorance on this subject you should possibly try to refute the points in the article, or the primary sources used.
If you cannot do so using solid science then maybe you need to accept that your opinion is based on fallacious reasoning rather than fact.