For those who are always lecturing us about “Follow the science” and “Believe the scientists,” this episode should be an eye opener.
Krauss of all people is now lecturing us about the importance of…decency, goodness, honesty, honor, and purity.
Scientists aren’t like “everyone else”: because of the prestige they enjoy, the impact of their being “uncritical of things that [they] want to believe” is tremendous. It can be quite corrosive, quite malign.
Scientism is the belief that science explains literally everything.