Thursday, February 21, 2013

Philosophy Wire: Troll, Science, silent censorship…

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Philosophy Wire by Spiros Kakos [2013-02-21]: A study released yesterday claims that every time you write "yawn, slow news day" or "This is not news" or "We should stop wasting tax payer dollars on these so-called 'scientists' because we all know they're just pointy headed communists", you're ruining the perception of whether these concepts should be studied in the first place. In other words, if you're an anti-science troll, then according to that study you're winning. [source: web news] With a bold move, the New Religion (call me Scientism) is trying to install an informal, silent yet utterly effective censorship: if you criticize Science publicly, then you cannot be anything else than a… troll. This is the oppression of the establishment, which takes for GRANTED that what it does is useful and at the same time cannot even imagine the existence of opposite views…

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