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The first thing to observe about the ubiquitous media meme “follow the science” is that it is silly English. There is no such thing as “the science” only “science” because its very nature depends on critical evaluations of propositions made in its name. Of course, when Dr. Fauci or some other anointed head asks us to “follow the science”, they simply ask us to follow what they present as science, on whatever ground other than actual evidence. We are not to think much about it, or compare it with what they said about the same subject last week.

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Retired IT professional with interest in history, sciences, politics. Politically in the middle; left of center on some issues but no fan of identity politics.

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