[ExI] science skepticism
William Flynn Wallace
foozler83 at gmail.com
Mon Jun 4 16:45:32 UTC 2018
The article you posted seems to ignore that there is an antiscience
movement on the left also that asserts that science is a tool of
colonization and oppression used by whites to victimize people of color.
I'd like to see some numbers. These people must be the same ones who
believe in cultural appropriation. Every view is political - about gender,
Now there has never been a shortage of people who believed whatever they
wanted to, and there is not any now.
What I want to know is just how many people we are talking about. If you
asked the average American about cultural appropriation I'll bet not 5 %
have ever even heard of it, much less believe it.
Big Ivy league school profs get ink, and so far out ideas get posted here
and there. BFD.
On Mon, Jun 4, 2018 at 12:56 AM, Stuart LaForge <avant at sollegro.com> wrote:
> Bill W wrote:
> > This is change your mind some about it:
> > https://aeon.co/ideas/what-makes-people-distrust-science-
> The article you posted seems to ignore that there is an antiscience
> movement on the left also that asserts that science is a tool of
> colonization and oppression used by whites to victimize people of color.
> What I'm taking away from this is that "science skepticism" is really a
> symptom of the divisiveness that has been plaguing society of late. One of
> the many defense mechanisms being deployed by subcultures to retain
> socio-political identity and heterogeneity in a world that is increasingly
> falling sway to a one-size-fits-all homogeneous globalist
> consumer-capitalist mindset.
> These people might be rejecting science in order to avoid being
> assimilated by the Borg of neoliberalism.
> Otherwise, why would the number of Flat-Earthers be increasing in light of
> all of the evidence to the contrary? Evidence that is now more copious and
> freely available than in any other time in history?
> Maybe people *need* to feel different and special even if they must
> dispense with rationality to do it.
> Stuart LaForge
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