Most of this can be described by cognitive laziness. Many are simply members of the new Priest caste and recite the words to feel superior. I feel more insulted by my social affairs being dictated by Aspies. It’s curious to note they look to the Heavens and lack such imagination as to see nothing there. The technology is less limited than the minds of the people using it. Peer review is a friendship circle, friends reviewing friends, with as much bias.
Ours is the great transition age. For the masses, the glowing assumption is that the revolutionary period we are undergoing is the work of a long, evolutionary process of “natural progress.” Wandering about their bubbles, the hipster proles neither challenge nor examine these presuppositions, rather decorating their cafeteria-plate lives with a long string of media-generated buzzwords and empty slogans overheard in establishment schooling. “We are evolving,” and “We live in an era of change,” and numerous other advertising blurbs that underlie modernity’s plastic ideology actually form the basis for most of humanity’s worldview. Yet are any of these assumptions actually true? Are we in living in an era of “progress” and “human ascent”?
I’ll answer in the negative, and the reasons for a dark assessment are many. Listening to a recent interview between someone of a truly skeptical bent with a figure in the scientism/skeptical crowd, I was irked to hear a bevy of fallacies…
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