We have heard a lot about science in the last two years. “We follow the science” has been a common refrain during the pandemic recited by civic leaders and politicians. And that phrase has led to social distancing, lockdowns and mask mandates. And now, since COVID-19 vaccines have been developed, “following the science” has led to vaccine mandates.

But the problem with following the science is that there are so many interpretations of what the science is telling us. One doctor says one thing and another doctor says something else. If you listen to one cable channel you hear one thing, and if you listen to another channel you hear something completely different. And add to this the fact that as more study is done, the science changes.

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