One must always remember: scientific analyses never proves anything. Their own null hypotheses is set up with the mere end result of "failure to disprove" it. Their methodology makes no claim to indisputability, because with time we've found that even the most concrete theories are often superseded by even more concrete theories. That's all they are because of the inability to prove.
Methodology is the greatest confound in testing hypotheses. For instance, quite often the scientist has preconceived outcomes and makes the outcome match the notions. In science, the testing is confounded from the start because the tester has an inherent bias away from God and toward reason. His own pre-conceived idea is that God is myth, and therefore scientific results always exclude God! Yet Christians accept scientific theory as fact while even knowing that there is an anti-God bias in all research.
When doing my Masters at that time in Family Counseling, I often had to set up research projects. In those classes I learned the testing methods, and quickly learned to use them to my advantage. I often would determine the results which I desired, and somehow make the data meet my expectations. I was so good at it, that I even did that in engineering with my projects. Since, I was a quick study with problem-solution analysis, I would fake the study, and solve the problem by use of my knowledge base. Scientists do that too.
Also in research, someone or some organization has something to gain from the outcome. Those biased as such, often finance the testing, directly of indirectly. There is a built in tendency to come up with the results which those who gain an advantage wish. For instance. possibly the sugar industry has something to gain if aspartame is found to be dangerous. Perhaps the marijuana industry has something to gain if science shows that it is benign. Somebody gains something from test results or it wouldn't be tested, yet people accept studies at face value without question!
It is common knowledge that same-sex attraction is a learned behavior. Any fool knows that because we all have seen the transition. Although even science has never proved that homosexuals are "born this way", most people accept that they are. They are fools because God disagrees with science.
Proverbs 18:2 ( ESV) "A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing his opinion."Usually, it's young people who know it all without the experience, wisdom, and learning required to have valid opinions. As such, those opinions are worthless. Those without the qualifications for expressing an opinion should remain quiet.
"Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and to remove all doubt. It's better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than open it and remove all doubt." (unknown).This saying is true! The most intelligent are those who keep their notions to themselves. Even when they quote "scientific" garble they are putting their faith in the scientist. Christians must test all things by scripture. What does God say about it?
My son said that he knew it all when he was fifteen years old. He had even limited knowledge but was totally lacking in wisdom. By even making the pretense that he was a man of knowledge dulled his credentials. Young people are arrogant, and fail to know that what they know is only what the teachers wanted them to know. For instance, I learned about the Civil War from those in the North. Only years later with avid study of first-hand resources did I learn that what I "knew" was lies. It was likely that my teachers were taught the lie as well because they were biased in what they wanted to know.
Satan uses the youth to further his dogma because he knows that their immaturity disallows discernment. Why is it that civil unrest is led by our youth? Because they are gullible tools to be used. Oftentimes protestor interviews reveal that they don't even know what they are protesting, let alone the facts of the situation. The young are led, and the elderly lead. The youth on the streets fail to realize that behind their demonstrations are old men and women with motives. They are puppets on strings doing the will of the puppet-master! George Soros is the current most influential puppet-master.
People who favor abortion, same-sex marriage, drug use, and other things have motives. It is one of two things, but inevitably it narrows down to one: the love of money. Even the second motive - socialism, is driven by the love of money. It dupes the younger generation into believing that Marxism is gain even when it's loss. Everyone loses with it except the old men who are financing it.
Abortion is propagated because people make money from it. Advertisers make money by supporting same-sex marriage because they tend to be more affluent for various reasons. The marijuana industry propagates its usage because of the lucrative incentive of profit. It's all about money:
1 Timothy 6:10 "For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows."The problem is that young people, not realizing their own gullibility, fall for lies. Satan deceives them! The naïve, for instance, support marijuana while rejecting cigarettes even though the former is much more damaging, both physically and psychologically!
"Many advertising campaigns from the 1930s through the 1950s extolled the healthy virtues of cigarettes. Full-color magazine ads depicted kindly doctors clad in white coats proudly lighting up or puffing away, with slogans like “More doctors smoke Camels than any other cigarette.” (nytimes.com; "Tracing the Cigarette’s Path From Sexy to Deadly"; Howard Markel
What's my point? Cigarettes were touted as healthy, beneficial, and attractive to use because glamorous people smoked them. That was all a lie. I started smoking as a youth because I was unwise, and believed those who were lying for gain. Right now the marijuana industry is doing the exact same thing. They are willing to destroy lives for money, and young people, at least those without wisdom, are being deceived. Time will prove me out, but it already has. People are in denial because sinners do what is right in their own eyes.
What they want is pleasure because their god of self demands it! It's the flesh they want to appease without ever heeding the will of God.
Of course, we feel bad for those with cancer as we watch them pitifully suck on the tube of death. The same holds true for other drugs whether it be meth, heroin, or just marijuana. The question all should ask themselves: Is this what God wants me to do? Only fools would defend what is wrong!