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My Niggle – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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The political masquerade of Scientism is killing science.” Thomas P. Seager

My Niggle

I'm confident that the golden rule is universal,
that's meta, a lingua franca so to speak,
and there are other values and principles 
common across the world like
good manners and non-harming.
It would be true to say that, thankfully,
religion continues to be positively deconstructed,
and folklores have been successfully mined
for nuggets of valuable experience,
while science has blossomed,
bearing much fruit for its labour.
But there's a niggle,
I detect a small dark shadow of ism at its edge,
a fundamentalism lurks in the labs,
wanting to preach like some temperance preacher
about the evils of the seven deadly sins
which prevent us from peak health, 
longer living, and productivity,
salvation by economics.
All doubters (who are true scientists, and theologians)
will be put to shame,
guilty sinners no less,
but I don't need your sermons,
just give me the science.

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