Scientists are like honey badgers
Warning: video had lots of swearing and disgusting cobra-eating, but it is funny as hell.
It always cracks me up when people claim that there is some vast scientist conspiracy against their beliefs, like evolution or global climate change. I always wonder “So scientists are getting together and conspiring WHY? What benefit is there for them to lying?”
You know what? Scientists are like honey badgers. They just don’t care about beliefs. They’re badass that way.
Scientists care about FACTS. If you show up with good evidence for something, scientists won’t freak out and try to defend any beliefs they have – at least not if they’re GOOD scientists. They’ll say “Hm! That IS some compelling evidence. Let’s see what that means when we consider [insert variable here].” And off they go, doing their science thing. They’re not trying to support their beliefs – they’re trying to find the truth. They’re just as happy when they find out that a hypothesis isn’t true as when they find that it is. As Randall said about the honey badger “They really don’t give a shit.”
If your religion or political philosophy isn’t as badass as a honey badger, I’m not wasting my time listening to it.