The COVID-19 Panic Shows Us Why Science Needs Skeptics

“Every major scientific advance challenged the “settled science” of its day and was often denounced as pernicious and false, even dangerous.

The dumpster fire of COVID predictions has shown exactly why it’s important to sustain and nurture skeptics, lest we blunder into scientific monoculture and groupthink. And yet the explosion of “cancel culture” intolerance of any opinion that doesn’t fit a shrinking “3 x 5 card” of right-think risks destroying the very tolerance and science that sustains our civilization.”