[ExI] [Extropolis] SciAm & Charlie Stross: BS

Giulio Prisco giulio at gmail.com
Sun Dec 24 11:33:07 UTC 2023

On 2023. Dec 24., Sun at 12:14, John Clark <johnkclark at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sun, Dec 24, 2023 at 2:46 AM Giulio Prisco <giulio at gmail.com> wrote:
> > *Once great science journal Scientific American and once great science
>> fiction writer Charlie Stross are deep into wokedecel B U L L S H I T these
>> days.
>> https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/tech-billionaires-need-to-stop-trying-to-make-the-science-fiction-they-grew-up-on-real/
>> <https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/tech-billionaires-need-to-stop-trying-to-make-the-science-fiction-they-grew-up-on-real/>*
> Yes, that article is absolutely appalling, and I don't know what the hell
> happened to Charlie Stross, 10 years ago he was on the Extropian List, he
> may still be for all I know.

More like 20 years. He was one of those who welcomed me replying to my very
first post.

And Scientific American has also gone downhill. Two years ago after they
> published a disgraceful hit piece on the great biologist E.O. Wilson just a
> few days after his death because the scientific facts he discovered did not
> adhere closely enough to political correctness, I wrote this letter to the
> magazine. They ignored it of course.

I unfollowed them on X and other social media when they published that
disgraceful hit piece on Wilson.

> ==
>  I've been a subscriber to your magazine for over half a century but
> after reading the shameful article by Monica R. McLemore disparaging the
> memory of a great scientists like E.O. Wilson just days after his death,
> I kept asking myself two questions:
> 1)  Why couldn't Scientific American find somebody smarter than Monica R.
> McLemore to write for them, at least somebody smart enough to know what a
> statistical normal distribution is?
> 2) Why do I continue my subscription to Scientific American?
> Sincerely  John K Clark
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