So we have found the great shining sun around which your “certain” ideas rotate faithfully.
That you believe in him and hold on in high esteem is a beautiful testimony to our weakness for delusional leaders!
Consider how many people believe in and follow Karl Marx, Moses, Jesus, Mohammed and Donald Trump! Their children do the same as these ideas are infectious. They are called memes. Fanatics who hold these memes will kill and die for them!
Just because a person make one remarkable achievement
, doesn’t make him/her a source of universal truth!
You are certainly in good company. Billions around the planet are similarly convinced of some guiding memes for their own personal trajectories in life!
Still let me address your source of wisdom here!
1. Participating in the development of an exploitation of the natural Replication enzymes of DNA was a wonderful contribution. But it was obvious to me that it would be done, like climbing Everest or reaching the moon or developing a pressure cooker. He worked for a company and had a commercial motivation
to achieve that result.
Nobel prize should, instead
, have gone to all the scientists who discovered DNA sequencing
and those who actually isolated and discovered the polymerases. After that it was simply a matter of exploitation and quite rational,
like solving a Rubik’s cube. Once the cube was invented, children have worked out how to solve that puzzle again and again.
2. Your Guru was correct on ONE item: research often, [NOT always], gets directed to what we want to prove, so he is CORRECT, we are sometimes part of a “herd” of researchers trying to get funds for an idea, later proven false. I myself was convinced that Herpes Simplex type 2 was the cause of Cancer of Cancer of the Cervix in sexually active women. I was awards millions. It turned out that another DNA virus infecting sexually active people was the cause. But our HSV research funded much of that work too.
In my laboratory, it so happened, that NIH funding for my research on Herpes and Cervical Cancer, Totally paid for our discovery of the mode of action of the important anticancer drug, cis-platinum and In part the mutagenic effect of nitrous oxide anesthesia has on sperm of male anasthesiologists!
So yes, he may be correct as to what I call “the herd issue of us humans when we try to do science”, but that is because we are programmed to follow “Moses & Jesus like heroic figures” we trus
t. Still, our science was true enough a system to rid of us of our initial false ideas we had earlier carried as useless baggage!
3. The guy you linked to is a paranoid nut case in claiming there is no global warming or HIV science is false.