Friday, January 1, 2010

Public Consensus Does Not a Fact Make

In the new year (HAPPY 2010 EVERYONE!) let's try to remember that despite all the wishy-washyness of the past decade that there are things that are right and there are things that are wrong and that we have the tools to distinguish between them.

From the blog Bioephemera comes a lovely reminder that science is not a democracy and that the wisdom of uneducated hordes can and does wreak havoc on real people. A related point is that the status quo as determined by those who buy into oppressive stereotypes too leads to real world harm.

It's a brand spanking new year, and for those who are miscounting, a brand new decade. Take care out there and be nice to each other ok?


  1. Public consensus does not a worthy ideology make;)

    ...Though public consensus does indeed contribute to whatever development and underdevelopment it takes to render a chimera a fact, given time. Whilst ignorance is bliss, it does not absolve one from suffering the consequences of said ignorance. At such a time, the world of facts is contracted enough to make it fact enough...unfortunately.

    Nice points.


  2. Hello ed! Thanks for dropping by!

    I have to apologize though, clearly the copious amounts of alcohol I have been imbibing as part of my festive celebrations has left me a little addled - I have no idea what you're trying to say.

    Can you rephrase a little more simply?

    Happy New Year (again)!!


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