Is it wrong to be skeptical of "science."

Christians have been criticized by other Christians- even on this site- for being skeptical of "science."  This rabbi explains why we should be skeptical.  

Not the scientific method that I grew up with of hypothesis, proof, and conclusion. But this strange and questionable “science” upon which public policies are now getting based. It is starting to remind me all too much of other policies based on “science” in the past. Historically, when public policies have been based in the science of the time, the policies have often led to dangerous and painful results.

The full article can be found here:  https://pjmedia.com/culture/rabbi-michael-barclay/2020/05/21/science-is-starting-to-scare-me-n412181

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When the media or political leaders use the term "science," they almost never mean the actual results from data derived from experimentation, they mean "how we decide to interpret the data and any conclusions we decide to draw from that."  Once we've heard that too many times, especially when used to justify outlandish policies, it's no wonder people get skeptical.  And of course at that point, the skeptical who don't just blindly swallow what they are being fed are called "science deniers."

It's really no different from being called a "racist" for refusing to accept identity politics and the policies that arise from those politics.  After a while, you just learn to tune it out.

Dave Barnhart