IFLScience has enough interesting actual science posts that I subscribe to it on Facebook despite the hard Leftism that infuses its worldview. This Leftism is especially apparent when the subject is climate change. IFLScience treats as gospel the fact that human activity is destroying the earth by making it too hot, too cold, too wet, and too dry; as well as increasing and decreasing the number of hurricanes and other extreme weather conditions; and, of course, causing oceans to rise and glaciers to retreat, although none of them in a really noticeable way yet even though we were supposed to be drowning in our homes by now, except that it’s all still super, super bad.
Given IFLScience’s hard-core, doctrinaire Leftism, I was incredibly surprised to see it take a stand on a law in Britain that could stifle scientists, a stand, moreover, that is predicated upon the fact that science is predicated upon constantly testing hypotheses and challenging assumptions:
Science is, by its very nature, objective. It uses data, backed up by demonstrable, empirical evidence, to try and explain as much of life, the universe, and everything as possible.
“Wow!” I thought to myself after reading that splendid opening sentence. The sentence immediately after, though, got me a bit worried: