If I can use an example:-
They found, about 10 or so years ago, that certain brain actions greatly reduced the chances of diseases like alzheimers. It was a major breakthrough at the time. Some science dude found some cleaver shit going on in the deepest parts of our brain. They said there is now solid evidence that puzzles like Sudoku ( fecking hate them ) have an amazing effect on stopping these brain degenerative diseases.
Suddenly, everybody is doing Sudoku. My dad. My missus mum and grandparents. Everybody who heard the news.
Then, a couple of years ago, they "discover" that anybody with even the slightest onset of brain degenerative disease, doing these puzzles, will SPEED UP the development of the disease. They then tell us, that by "onset" they mean even the slightest tiniest symptoms. Now, seeing as its virtually impossible to diagnose dementia in its earliest stages, they in essence are now telling us that it could very well be bad for us as none of us really know that we've developed alzheimers till the symptoms become more obvious.
The above story is nothing new. Many times the "truth" of science has been exposed as nothing more than a naive presumption. THAT is why science pisses me off. They unpeel veery thin layers of an absurdly complex system that is our universe. A few tests come back with positive results over a 2 or 3 year period, and then they impose that shit on us as some kind of universal fact. They present their findings with no disclaimers and no admittance that this shit can be disproved and probably will be.
It wasn't that long ago they discovered that paracetamol gives you far more headaches long term.
You can keep your science. Even if I become ill, and some amazing science saves my life, I wont change my mind. As a whole, science believes in itself too much, and is causing the planet as a whole more damage then good.
This could be remembered as the breakthrough that led us to the stars.
or a better flashlight, either way we live in iteresting times.
... or the melting of our planet. I'm just as happy believing in any of them!