By Ed Raymond
The Scientific Method, Darwin, and Religious Erosion
People who study us and our surroundings use the five following methods to come to a conclusion, basing it on this scientific method: hypothesis, observation, prediction, experiment, and confirmation.
As an example, the experts in past pandemics used this scientific method to determine that a vaccine will work against COVID-19. They observed what the virus did to people. They predicted it was similar to other deadly viruses. They experimented with various concoctions in wide-ranging trials.
Conclusion? Some of the vaccines will work.
The scientific method is used constantly by researchers in every scientific field. Recent discoveries around the planet have really put scientists and the method to work. We have to realize that science may not be the whole answer to anything, but science is the absolute basis for finding answers.
It’s very difficult to keep denying facts. Ask Trump and Fox News. A Trump biographer writes that Trump is “highly” ignorant, doesn’t read anything, and uses none of the five scientific methods. Studies have shown that Fox viewers actually are less informed about real news and facts than those who listen to no news at all.
Just last year the bones of 14 huge woolly mammoths with those large curved tusks were found in a “trap” pit where an airport was under construction north of Mexico City. This started archeologists digging. So far, since this October, they have found the bones of 60 more of the extinct herbivores, and they expect to dig up 10 more per month until the airport is completed in 2022. All were found on the shores of an ancient lake, now disappeared, that produced huge quantities of grasses and reeds. Each adult mammoth would eat about 330 pounds of grasses and other plants per day.
Some of the bones had signs that the animals had been butchered by those who had dug the six-foot deep traps. There were also “observations” that some mammoths died because they got stuck in the mud of lakes. Scientists confirm that most of this action took place about 15,000 to 20,000 years ago. The diggers have also dug up the bones of a horse and camel. This was a big surprise. Prior to this discovery, it was thought the horse was brought to this continent by the Spanish. The camel hasn’t been explained yet.
Meanwhile, Back in Merrie Olde England...
While constructing a new highway and two intersections near Cambridgeshire, England, the bulldozers and backhoes have dug up seven tons of bones, most of them from wooly mammoths, humans, and other animals. They have also uncovered about seven tons of pottery as well as the complete skull and tusks of a wooly rhinoceros that went extinct about 10,000 years ago.
There are 250 archeologists working in the area of the highway development. So far they are uncovering medieval and Anglo-Saxon villages, a comb made of deer antlers in the 8th century, and a flute of bone made by some…