thegrimparticulars asked: Hi Hank, I was just wondering as to your thoughts on the Youtube Channel 'Spirit Science.' It's gained a lot of traction recently, and while I admit, its content is presented in a convincing manner, I'm dubious of its scientific merit. I was just wondering if you'd seen any of it and what your thoughts were.
People’s beliefs are precious and useful and powerful. I would never rag on someone for the way they chose to connect to reality or find beauty in our world.
I’m also extremely impressed by the production quality at Spirit Science.
But they don’t discuss science…or really anything like science. I’m not a fan of them using the word “science” in the name of their channel, because I believe it is misleading and is part of and contributes to a societal misunderstanding of what science is.
Extraordinary image. A young boy in KKK robes sees his reflection in a riot shield held by a Georgia state trooper in Gainesville, GA, 1992.
Photo by Todd Robertson.