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RE: Intolerance and Censorship to Skeptics and Contrary Data or Conclusions

in Deep Dives5 months ago

If it's settled, it's not science!
A great book by Carl Sagan is "Demon Haunted World - Science as a Candle in the Dark" (1995). In it, he wrote:

"I have a foreboding of an America in my children's or grandchildren's time - when the United States is a service and information economy; when nearly all the manufacturing industries have slipped away to other countries; when awesome technological powers are in the hands of a very few, and no one representing the public interest can even grasp the issues; when the people have lost the ability to set their own agendas or knowledgeably question those in authority; when, clutching our crystals and nervously consulting our horoscopes, our critical faculties in decline, unable to distinguish between what feels good and what's true, we slide, almost without noticing, back into superstition and darkness."

It sounded ridiculous at the time, but 25 years later, here we are.

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Yeah the coronaphobia is like a mass hypnosis into obedience to authorities cloaked in alleged science while other scientists object to what is being done in the name of science.