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Friday, July 15, 2011

Hard times for science

Skip the mumbo-jumbo of the neuronally challenged guy; go to minute 1:00 and watch the noose presented to the speaking scientist.

All right; just a few madmen, their threat is not to be exaggerated. But, think about that just one moment. Doesn't that scene eerily remind you of the movie "Hypatia"? Yes, in the age of the decline of the Roman Empire, Hypatia, scientist and philosopher, was first threatened and eventually killed by a group of madmen just for the fact of being a scientist.

Now, of course that can't happen here. Sure. It can't............

(from Deltoid)


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  2. This is one of the things I repeat lately, specially since I've observed that the defenders of the Free-Energy, Tesla's martyrdom, water-engine non-sense accuse us, the scientists, of belonging to a big conspiracy against the human race, just because we say that miracles are not possible, that Thermodynamics will prevail... Bad times for Sciences, own to Decadent Empires. We are in the road to Decadency, we cannot even recognize it.

  3. Good comparison with Hypatia times.

  4. Hi,

    Can't be that bad! They just are Aussies, they are fine people...Take a look at this page or here and you will understand there is nothing to be worried about!



Ugo Bardi is a member of the Club of Rome and the author of "Extracted: how the quest for mineral resources is plundering the Planet" (Chelsea Green 2014)