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[–]Canbot 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (3 children)

The changing of one's understanding based on new facts is the opposite of having a big ego.

The ego is your belief that adherence to a religious doctrine is more intelligent than thinking for yourself. That those who question the "science" because they think for themselves are somehow less intelligent than those who accept scientism without question.

[–]ActuallyNot 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

I'm not religious.

[–]Canbot 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

Who can produce science? If your answer to the question is anything other than anyone then what you believe to be science is scientism, a religion.

Your religion only allows those inducted into your priesthood to espouse on the contents of your Bible.

Science does not have gatekeepers. Your religion does.

[–]ActuallyNot 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Flat earthers don't produce science, because science requires rational thought, sounds reasoning, and the ability to accept evidence.

It turns out people who have spent a couple of decades in a field trend to have a more rounded understanding of the relevant data, and a correct understanding of the work of those who have done before.