How sensitive our policies can or should be concerning facts about human nature?
Category Archives: Philosophy
My University Sacrificed Ideas for Ideology. So Today I Quit.
“The more I spoke out against the illiberalism that has swallowed Portland State University, the more retaliation I faced.”
ONCE MORE ABOUT DEMAGOGUERY CONCERNING CONSPIRACY THEORIES
The definition of conspiracy theory is systematically poorly handled even among many philosophers. To my mind, approximately the following short definition is appropriate: Conspiracy theory is a theory explaining some events, assuming that an individual or group of individuals or an organization, institution or state is (or was) conspiring — doing something secretly or hidingContinue reading “ONCE MORE ABOUT DEMAGOGUERY CONCERNING CONSPIRACY THEORIES”
2016 Brexit referendum. 2017 Trump president. Post-truth. 2020-21 Censorship. 2021 Dystopia.
THE POST-LIES ERA
I challenge the widespread view that together with Donald Trump and Brexit, such an era began, when scientific investigations were suppressed because of ideological and political reasons. Long ago there have been well-documented cases when some scientists have complained that scientific investigations of some kind have been suppressed because of ideological and political reasons.
Why not to consider a utilitarian justification of the inquisition, if our present practices are correct.
From some information having negative consequences it in no way follows that this information is false or that it has been obtained using non-scientific methods.
UK Psychologists Suggest Suppressing Dissent Views On Climate Change and Coronavirus
UK scholars suggest suppressing dissent views in science to avoid cognitive bias.
Unfortunately, suppressing the arguments of one side of the dispute itself generates cognitive bias.