CNN: “On “anti-science bias” in America: Fauci said “anti-science bias” in the [US] can be problematic.

“One of the problems we face in the United States is that unfortunately, there is a combination of an anti-science bias that people are — for reasons that sometimes are, you know, inconceivable and not understandable — they just don’t believe science and they don’t believe authority,” Fauci said. […] “It’s amazing sometimes the denial there is. It’s the same thing that gets people who are anti-vaxxers, who don’t want people to get vaccinated, even though the data clearly indicate the safety of vaccines,” Fauci added. “That’s really a problem.”

This includes people that tell you the earth is flat: the proof is because they *believe* it is flat, so it *must* be flat. Or people that *believe* that if someone took the time to write it down, it *must* be true.

Also reminds me of the last 40 years of high school, where the kids that perform well academically are picked on or put down for being smart, while the kids that cut class or blow off academics altogether are cool or interesting. Not that this was absolute – some people are assholes no matter how much they study – but it was certainly a trend in movies, TV, and real life that the cool kids did not get good grades while the “nerds” always did.

2 thoughts on “Anti-Science?”

    1. That’s absolutely awesome! I mean, you start out by making a black/white snap decision by immediately jumping to the conclusion that someone expressing an opinion that you don’t agree with is a pompous self righteous asshole, and then try to educate that person that not all things are as black and white as they think.

      Here’s a tip: before you start acting like an indignant asswaffle, take the time to READ the article before insulting the author.

      First off, the text in italics above isn’t my writing: it’s a quote from CNN and they are actually quoting Fauci, who is talking about anti-vaxxers. My comment is about the anti-science attitude is all over the US right now which is very real. So are the people that are convinced the Earth is flat because they THINK it’s flat which means they think it MUST be true. I then further go on to say that there has been a trend of mocking, belittling, and taunting people in school for the sin of being smart and working hard at their studies.

      Basically, here’s you, insulting people because you think they said something you don’t agree with even though you haven’t read it. Then there’s the point, all the way over there, down the street where you couldn’t find it with a map.

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