Science/Problematic notions

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Science is sometimes used as thought stopping cliché and/or tied to grants to predetermine desired outcomes for businesses as well as education curriculums

Science as ideology

According to many authors, including Jeff Schmidt and Richard Lewontin science is a social institution which serves to legitimize the existing social order or status quo - beginning with Plato who favored a state run by wise-guys and not ending with Malthus who, as a spokesperson for landowners opposing the old English poor law, claimed that overpopulation will result from the poor procreating too quickly.

On the other hand scientists expressing opinions which contradict the ruling classes' world view have been sanctioned harshly, like Galileo who was found guilty of heresy or burned (today: symbolically) at the stake. Scientists do remember these consequences.

Malthus' claimed "overpopulation" of "amoral, hostile and aggressive masses" (Hobbes) resulted in the scarcity meme which inspired Adam Smith and others to formulate early capitalist theories (the invisible hand). Competition for scarce resources was later the foundation of Darwinism as well as social Darwinism, the idea that human races compete against each other for scarce resources (Nazi ideology, Eugenics).

In Not in our genes and the biology as ideology lecture author Richard Lewontin questions the doctrine of biological determinism which is at the core of technologies as:



Page nameDescription
"Overpopulation"A less obviously racist replacement for eugenics, designed to shift focus away from over consumption.
Christian Science
Document:Climate science is a "Zombie science"A clear general-case exposition of how science is corrupted by vast geo-political and globalised financial interests - taking climate science as its particular example
Political science
Rigged scienceRigged science is the process of hindering free exploration and research. It is the corrupted counterpart of science
Science Denier
Science/DissidentPeople who think "out of the box" are often ignored by major puplications
ScientismScience is often used as a bullying technique: "just shut up and follow the experts". ; Exaggerated belief in science
Scientism/Invisible CollegeMost respected scientists with a secret mission to influence government and make "science" an autocratic ideology or "world religion"


Related Documents

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:Biology as Ideology LecturelectureRichard Lewontin
Document:Dr Waney Squier - Medical Mafia Victimarticle21 March 2016Christina EnglandCommentary on the decision of the UK General Medical Council to terminate Dr Squier's medical career over her 'expert witness' evidence in a number of criminal legal proceedings involving alleged 'Shaken baby syndrome' - An example of the 'Medical Mafia' enforcing its dogma
Document:Scientific fraud and the power structure of sciencepaperJune 1992Brian Martin
File:Jeff Schmidt - Disciplined Minds A Critical Look at Salaried Professionals and the Soul-battering System That Shapes Their Lives.pdfbookJeff Schmidt


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