If I shouldn’t believe in anything I don’t have direct experience of, I shouldn’t even believe what science says. Because I have neither witnessed nor had the intellectual tools to understand many scientific experiments.
In fact, I have faith in what science says, more precisely, what I have been told, because it is much more plausible than ancient esoteric beliefs.
But I have experience with technology because I can experience that every day. And technology is based on science.
But science is constantly evolving. And the evolution of science often presupposes invalidating explanations that were previously believed to be accurate.
In fact, even the ancients experimented with their technology, as even at the time, there was scientific progress. Still, science explained that technology with arguments that would now make us laugh.
Because even though everything is subject to refutation and science is gradually refuted. It does not mean that all explanations of nature are the same.
The enormous effort our society has made in the process of secularization has led it to construct ever more complex and articulated visions of reality based on reality, experimentation, syllogisms and logical elaboration.
And all this is also reflected in ethics, morals, society and religion. In fact, more and more groups of autonomous people, who do not adhere to any religion, party, organization, or community, are developing. Indeed we are coming to understand that from experience and study, we can deduce our model of reality and our moral rules without these being dictated to us from above or by an external entity.
This is because, until now, science, which dictated the model of reality (and this is especially true for social realities), has presented itself as dogmatic. It did not explain where the pillars that founded our ideas came from. And therefore, all the organizations of society, religious and secular, were somehow dogmatic and self-referential. (They say something like it has to do through this way because it has to do through this way).
Many of these dogmas, given as incontrovertible truths, appear for what they are: explanations given for convenience, ignorance or, worse, to take advantage of them.
But a new category of thinkers is emerging, those who question everything. Which was forbidden until some time ago.
Once the dogmas have been unmasked and understood for what they are (practically easy and comfortable truths), what can be done with the newly acquired awareness is limitless. We will be free because we will no longer have our minds darkened by those concepts we believed to be true without ever having thought about them.
The time has come to get involved and question everything.
As a choice, I choose not to join any dogmatic or self-referential community. But I prefer to join only those communities that try to build behaviour patterns based on reason (even feelings) and give more value to relationships rather than hierarchies, rules or habits.