How can anyone be "sure" of anything? It is possible, but not "scientifically"
I too like to play stupid in conversations with some folks so I can evaluate what comes from their mouths. (sometimes, I'm not playing stupid, I actually am on some subjects)
Hope you have a nice holiday, Ray.
I love science; Real human nature-elemented science methodology that’s acquired by natural curiosity, especially in stacked school labs filled with empowered students unafraid of “evolving greater understandings” with honest competition and never fearing coming in last place —vs.— classrooms filled with scared disciples by disciplinary, punishing teachers “schooling” students to recall worthless “facts & statistics” seemingly anxious to hand out failing grades. I get “incomplete,” and teachers like John Gatto who’ll donate hours of their free time to “help” you comprehend, but I hate to death the whores who love to tell their students that they’re failures with no help, just threats.
Like Amaterasu Solar said, I too was lucky to have parents who encouraged me to “think around obstacles” and bought me tons of tools for building, diagnostics, research, art supplies, difficult aircraft & battleship models to build, miniature electric car racetracks, microscopes, chemistry and rector-sets, plus my father’s electronic work-shop…not toys. In spite of the fact my so-called disabilities prevented me from reading and word comprehension until much, much later, I somehow managed to figure it out without instruction manuals, which I immediately tossed in the trash. Out of habit, I still have a visceral reaction to instruction manuals. Strange, I used to think, then realizing after finally reading various manuals just how worthless most of them really are.
Your quote about saying that people need things to be, "true" to survive was spot on. Without "Science" what does the average person have to hold onto?
I was blessed to have the father I did. He taught Me many things, including Latin. But of all the things He taught Me, the most important thing He gave Me was the approach of never believing ANYTHING. Rather than placing "true/false" labels on data I encounter, place probabilities based on how well the data describe what I see.
And then... Adjust those probabilities as new data come along that better explain what I see.
What this allows for is not attaching to anything as being true or false. Many, who attach to Their initial assessments as true or false, will reject better data that counter Their assessments. Whereas I can make adjustments.
I even did a video on this...
Never Believe ANYTHING! (7 min): https://odysee.com/@amaterasusolar:8/never-believe-anything:5
Fake science is the new cult of religion. You need no brain to become a member. Just pay your dues with your death.