Science Does Not Blind

I have a bone to pick with Mr. Dolby.

Don’t get me wrong, it’s a catchy song. Plus, I respect his contributions to audio recording and playback technology.

What? Wrong Dolby? A lawsuit?

Okay, so Dolby isn’t the Dolby Laboratories Dolby, Dolby was just a nickname he got from friends because of his interest in audio production. That isn’t the topic at hand. Blinded by science… bah! Science doesn’t blind, it elucidates! Clarifies! It’s not a blindfold, but a pair of prescription glasses.

Seriously, though, “She Blinded Me With Science” is of course just a jokey song by a nerd in the 80’s. It’s not trying to make some literal statement about science causing blindness. There are certainly aspects of science that can blind you, which is why you should always wear your safety goggles when instructed, but here it’s a figure of speech.

Problem is, particularly these days, some people act like science is blinding people. Clouding judgement. It’s some ploy by a villainous force trying to control you. Maybe those forces are out there, but true science stands independent of them. It’s empirical, tested, born out of theories, supported by prior known and/or observed factors reviewed by individuals who have studied those factors for years who are willing to re-evaluate what they’ve known to be true if need be.

Basically, it is fact, supported by real and replicable evidence.

Recently, science is a buzzword, dragged through the mud, polluted with ideas that run contrary to its essence. So, let’s honor science for what it is: a lens through which to see the world more clearly. And to celebrate, here are some fun shirts!

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Science Faction by Tobias Fonseca

It’s not rocket science to understand the appeal of Tobe Fonseca’s work. The inspirational words. The cats. It’s all so comforting. You’ve also got the… the bears? Honestly, still comforting, if kinda rustic. And then the skeletons… Maybe not comforting in the traditional sense, but, I mean, you better be comfortable with them considering there’s one living inside every one of us. Confused? Intrigued? See more of Tobe’s work here.

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Science Does Not Blind

I have a bone to pick with Mr. Dolby.

Don’t get me wrong, it’s a catchy song. Plus, I respect his contributions to audio recording and playback technology.

What? Wrong Dolby? A lawsuit?

Okay, so Dolby isn’t the Dolby Laboratories Dolby, Dolby was just a nickname he got from friends because of his interest in audio production. That isn’t the topic at hand. Blinded by science… bah! Science doesn’t blind, it elucidates! Clarifies! It’s not a blindfold, but a pair of prescription glasses.

Seriously, though, “She Blinded Me With Science” is of course just a jokey song by a nerd in the 80’s. It’s not trying to make some literal statement about science causing blindness. There are certainly aspects of science that can blind you, which is why you should always wear your safety goggles when instructed, but here it’s a figure of speech.

Problem is, particularly these days, some people act like science is blinding people. Clouding judgement. It’s some ploy by a villainous force trying to control you. Maybe those forces are out there, but true science stands independent of them. It’s empirical, tested, born out of theories, supported by prior known and/or observed factors reviewed by individuals who have studied those factors for years who are willing to re-evaluate what they’ve known to be true if need be.

Basically, it is fact, supported by real and replicable evidence.

Recently, science is a buzzword, dragged through the mud, polluted with ideas that run contrary to its essence. So, let’s honor science for what it is: a lens through which to see the world more clearly. And to celebrate, here are some fun shirts!

More Great Designs!

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