Bad science

True science evolves with new evidence and information…

The Queerness

LGBTQ+ people have long had to fight against scientific theories which medicalise and pathologize. Karen Pollock argues it’s time to leave the bad science behind.


As someone whose original background is in philosophy I have always struggled with the almost mystical status given to science by many people. Whilst Arthur C Clarke stated that from one perspective science would be indistinguishable from magic, it seems to have a far more religious conception in the minds of many. Karl Popper perhaps best summed up how we should view science, not separate from our own biases and beliefs, but innately tied up with them. As Popper said himself;

In so far as a scientific statement speaks about reality, it must be falsifiable; and in so far as it is not falsifiable, it does not speak about reality.” 

Science is not separate from our fallibility as human beings, instead it is a…

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A disabled, trans/agender fairy bear living in the American Southwest and passionate about social justice, the environment, Trans/ LGBTQIA+ equality and combating bullying.
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