from the desk of Bob Siederer
Hello again Science Fans!
It is easy to forget that much of what we know about the world around us today wasn't known, or generally accepted not that long ago. It has always been thus.
The Earth was once generally believed to be the center of everything, with the sun and other planets revolving around us. A few scientists weren't so sure and developed mathematical models based on observations to prove that the Earth revolved around the Sun, as did the other planets. These scientists were ridiculed and persecuted by the institutions of the day for their heretical ideas. Eventually they were proven correct.
The Earth was also once believed to be flat. After all, if you look as far as you can see, there appears to be an edge. Go to that edge, and you will fall off. Again, scientists theorized that this was incorrect, and explorers proved it, eventually circumnavigating the planet. But many didn't believe the science. Some still don't today!
I bring this up because it seems like we're fighting for our very existence against those who deny science today. We somehow got a leader who ignores science when it doesn't suit his purpose. He removes senior scientists from their leadership positions and replaces them with people