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post Mar 31 2020, 07:02 PM

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QUOTE(koja6049 @ Mar 31 2020, 12:28 PM)
that's why science is on the losing end of the information war because it is elitist smile.gif
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Not really. It's mainly because anti-intellectualism is strong nowadays. Actually, it's been strong since the beginning.

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Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that ‘my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge’.

– Isaac Asimov

Only difference is that now, it's gone beyond the political and cultural spectrum and has now started shitting on science and common sense, mainly thanks to religious zealots, flat-earthers and anti-vaxxers, Trump, Zakir Naik, that holywood actress that sells "energizing" vagina rocks, etc. We're back to the old days where they burned female doctors/midwives, claiming they were witches.

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post Mar 31 2020, 07:12 PM

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QUOTE(koja6049 @ Mar 31 2020, 07:05 PM)
you may frame it however you want, but the nett effect is science is losing, unless scientists acknowledges the fact that they fail at communication and engage the experts smile.gif
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That has never been the scientist's job. It's been the media's.
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post Mar 31 2020, 07:22 PM

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QUOTE(koja6049 @ Mar 31 2020, 07:13 PM)
the media doesn't care about science, they care more about ratings. Still is the failure of scientists smile.gif
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How is it a failure of scientists when the media reporting them doesn't communicate the results they present properly? If anything, it's our failure as the people consuming the media. We've lost the ability to form our own informed opinion, which leads back to the media and their disinformation (whether politically or financially motivated), not the scientists.

The WHO has, from the very beginning, expressed the unprecedented danger Covid-19 presents. They expressed it in plain, simple English that any translation software wouldn't have problems with. The media were too busy to care, trying to create conspiracy theories instead. People couldn't differentiate and continued their social kissing greetings, rave parties, football matches, political rallies, masses, tablighs, and now we're in this mess.

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