posted on Mar, 26 2012 @ 12:16 AM
reply to post by Lightworth
what will almost certainly happen on a large, or VERY large and violent scale when or if greater scientific knowledge of the absolute proof
kind is introduced to the Earth human public
What do you mean, will
almost certainly happen?
According to your avatar, you've been an ATS member since 2007. How many times have you watched religious obsessives, woo merchants, pseudoscience
buffs and crank economic and racial theorists go ballistic when their fantasies are subjected to rational analysis here? The cooler and more courteous
the analysis, the angrier and more hysterical the denunciatory response. Watching these people make raving idiots of themselves – and politely
urging them on – is one of the keenest pleasures Above Top Secret affords its more sophisticated members.
On a more serious note, the syndrome you describe is already well advanced in modern society. The urgent project of universal education, which all
properly constituted states regard as compulsory in order to produce citizens who can cope with the demands of modern life, is failing; around the
world, the march of science is leaving the average citizen behind. The result of this has been a great rise in the popularity of antiscientific modes
of thought and widespread resentment of scientific 'authority', which many people (especially ATS members) seem to perceive as coercive in the same
way legally constituted authority is coercive – which, of course, it is not.
Many who reject scientific truth regard scientific authority as illegitimate. They do not realize that science only has authority over the realm of
knowledge; as far as that realm is concerned, the authority of science is simply the authority of truth, and it is absolute. But science has no actual
coercive power; it cannot even make people face facts.
To see how some segments of the ATS public respond to claims of scientific authority, visit
this doomed thread
edit on 26/3/12 by Astyanax because: facts must be faced.