It seems to be that science in general has donned a new mask not unlike the worn out mask of religious zealots. Call it dogma. Call it power trip. Call it vested interest in research money, or furthering a career. Call it stagnation. It seems to me, that some pop scientists and their sycophants would like to think they have a monopoly on truth. Either way, Robert Anton Wilson may have pegged it when he said:
The totally convinced and the totally stupid have too much in common for the resemblance to be accidental.
via Jacobin (please follow the link to read the entire article):
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We can value scientific inquiry without viewing the natural sciences as free of politics.