Professor Gigi Foster from the University of New South Wales makes the point that there are many, many experts ‘in hiding’ and are now cautiously coming out of hiding.
This is significant because as these experts gradually speak up, it will break the [highly illogical!] spell that has convinced the public that there is absolute, uniform agreement amongst our institutions, academia, regulators and professions. There isn’t; there never was; there never will be. It’s an illusion.
Frankly, we should never want unanimity in the upper echelons of our technical class. That’s a recipe for disaster and tragedy.
An appeal to unanimity (‘the science is settled’) is a low resolution and manipulative tactic to achieve a political end, treating the population as infants and at the same time creating that infantile population.
We are mentally and ethically retarding people by force feeding narratives and teaching people to shut down critical thinking faculties. The solution to misinformation, disinformation and false conspiracy theories is to increase the level of critical thinking, not shut it down.
Instead we now teach, corral, nudge and coerce populations to accept the ‘approved’ government, Big Business or media narrative. We are making people stupid. Can we not see that this will end badly? Including for government, Big Business and the media.
‘The most dangerous type of person is not evil, but stupid. A stupid person causes damage not only to others, but to themselves. Their actions are not predictable because unlike evil people, ‘self interest’ is a poor predictor.’ -paraphrased from Professor Carlo M Cipolla
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