…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger
American Democrat political party (the official logo left) apparently employs an official twit, I mean a Twitter memes creator, who a few days ago produced this:
I trust scientists
I am Democrat
Mind boggles. What if I “created” the following:
I like dogs
I am white
No, don’t tell me. I would be sued by the mafia of professional victims of 51 shades of skin colour claiming to have been offended and thus unable to take any gainful employment ever, not to mention the animal rights hoons and PETA, that hypocritical and venal organisation the record of which, as far as animals are concerned, is comparable to the worst human race can produce. See, for example Animal Rights: Virginia PETA Shelter has a ‘kill rate’ of 81%. PETA does not like dogs.
One does not know whether to blame the abysmally low educational levels or anthropogenic global warming, but – somebody thinks that such a slogan makes sense? Perhaps I should not insult the meme creator intelligence, wherever it may be resting, for all we know he could be a crypto-Republican, getting well paid by both sides.
If, if one really wants to trust the science, he should not trust scientists, who are, whatever they may believe, human and, whatever they may think, fallible. History of science shows it clearly. Fog of Chaos – Einstein error
Back to the subject of all this. What was it?
In the dark times when a railway engineer’s religion passes for science (For me the protection of Planet Earth, the survival of all species and sustainability of our ecosystems is more than a mission. It is my religion and my dharma.) it is no wonder that people are increasingly more sceptical of anything the post-modern scientists say.
It thus should not come as any surprise that the anti-vaccination sentiment in USA is rising. (Disclosure – I am mostly in favour of vaccination) When the measles vaccine was created in 1963, there were there about 400,000 cases. It got down to approximately 100 cases p.a., started to rise in about 2007 and last year 644 cases were recorded.
America being America the debate of the usual low quality started – freedom of choice, big nanny state, the measles vaccine causing autism etc against infallible and unquestionable science. The politics took over. The enlightened Democrats trust scientists and the illiterate Republicans trust voodoo. Fog of Chaos – Our Great Green Hope
I noticed the jump in the cases in 2010, and if I were a climate scientist, or rather if I employed their scientific methods, I would conclude that that was caused by the Climate-gate, which administered a significant blow to the warmist theories by exposing the methodology of the prominent charlatans, and a blow, unfortunately, even to the science as such.
But since I am honest, I will simply suggest that there could be correlation between diminishing trust of the population in the science and increasing dishonesty of the academia. After all, the academics, who today sneer at the vaccines-sceptical people, were only yesterday in the streets chanting Ho, ho, Ho Chi Minh, while Ho Chi Minh’s Vietcong was chopping off arms of children vaccinated by US volunteers.