“I have a foreboding of an America in my children’s or grandchildren’s time — when the United States is a service and information economy; when nearly all the manufacturing industries have slipped away to other countries; when awesome technological powers are in the hands of a very few, and no one representing the public interest can even grasp the issues; when the people have lost the ability to set their own agendas or knowledgeably question those in authority…― Carl Sagan, The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark
The dumbing down of American is most evident in the slow decay of substantive content in the enormously influential media, the 30 second sound bites (now down to 10 seconds or less), lowest common denominator programming, credulous presentations on pseudoscience and superstition, but especially a kind of celebration of ignorance”
- A school district in California has dropped a mandatory course in Geography and replaced it with a course on “Diversity and Inclusion.”
- The left celebrates idiotic memes as “science,” real science, not quite so popular.
- The left treats science as nerd cosplay.
- Histrionic leftists force out AGW skeptic for heresies against the Dogma of Climate Change.