I learned things in elementary school. The alphabet. My times tables. The Solar System. I accepted it all without question.
Now they tell us that Pluto is not a planet.
Okay, fine. We’ve kicked poor little glasses-wearing, highwater-pants Pluto out of the Solar System club.
Science is full of accepted thoughts, like little Pluto’s planethood, that get revisited and rethought after more information is uncovered. Just ask anyone about the four humours.
Now, I’m not denying science at all. I firmly believe in it’s usefulness as one of the children of Philosophy. But let’s be honest. When certain people insist that Science is Truth and cannot be questioned, that it’s rules and findings are concrete and that acceptance of those findings equals enlightenment I’m inclined to now say “Tell that to Pluto.”