Science is like going up a tree

Anyone who says the “science is settled” when it comes to vaccines instantly disqualifies himself or herself from the conversation. Because it means that those individuals lack the most fundamental understanding of what science is… And that is that it is not a static object, never has been. Science is (and will always be) an evolutionary process. Expansionary. As my friend Andy Wakefield painted for me earlier this week, “Science is going up a tree. If you go up a tree, every time you answer a question you ask 10 more. That’s the way it works.” Science is NEVER settled, except in the minds of those who, for some reason, do not wish to continue asking questions or feel threatened by those who do. You know, the ones who are poor climbers, didn’t climb enough trees when they were kids.


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