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Published on Feb 14, 2014
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A politically motivated, decades-long war on expertise has eroded the popular consensus on a wide variety of scientifically validated topics. Everything, from evolution to the origins of climate change, is mistakenly up for grabs again. Scientific certainty is just another thing for two people to "debate" on television.
Yep there are countries all over the world that would agree with you. Silence any form of discourse that does not agree with the party line. Silence any reporter that does not work for a government sponsored news agency.
This isn't really the same thing. After all, before the internet, all you had was newspapers and magazines. If you didn't agree with an article, all you could do was write a letter to the editor. It was up to the editor if they ever published your letter.
Anyone who doesn't like what Popular Science has done is free to start their own website up on the internet, and allow (or disallow) whatever comments they want.
The solution to all these problems is very simple.
ABOLISH ANONYMITY ON THE INTERNET
It's high time. People should take responsibility for what they do and say.
The rules and statutes that exist in real life to protect the anonymity of whistleblowers, journalistic sources, etc., must still apply, of course. But just getting people to sign their real names to what they put on the internet will make this a much politer, safer and more truthful place.
reply to post by saneguy
Moderation is necessary.
In my opinion the magazine Popular Science is a mainstream publication which should be equipped to handle the challenges of running a website in a professional manner. That would include using resources for proper oversight of their Comments section to make sure that debates are civil.
But I don't think the lack of civility of many people is the issue the magazine has.
I think their issue is that in their minds there is settled science and that's the end of it.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
reply to post by Evil_Santa
You're talking about the effect of gravity not the cause.
There are various theories for the cause but the discussion is ongoing.
That's what science is about. An ongoing search for how the universe actually functions.
The search is never over.