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April 8, 2015

Scientism’s Equivalent of “Alien Abductions”

Filed under: Corporatism, Mainstream Media, Scientism/Technocracy — Tags: — Russ @ 1:32 pm

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Or, NASA desperate to justify its continued funding.
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It’s not unlikely the universe is full of life. But there’s no reason to think humanity is going to “discover” it anytime soon, if ever. (The emotional dream of doing so is exactly that – a kind of religious faith. See the Zaitsev quote here for the “Good News”.) This “scientific” prediction, i.e. media stunt, is just the typical tabloidism of scientism PR and corporate welfare advocacy.
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My prediction is that eventually they will make some kind of observation which some of them will claim is proof of extraterrestrial life. (This has been attempted before, but they couldn’t make it stick.) Other scientists, probably a minority at first, will correctly refute this hoax but be temporarily shouted down by the establishment and the mainstream media. The same kind of thing is already happening everywhere in science and scholarship, as corporate-decreed “science” has become Science As Such, while real science has abdicated for the time being. Whatever way humanity will get it back won’t be from within the establishment.

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2 Comments

  1. I don’t know, I could swear there is lots of alien life around me! Seriously though, I’ve felt NASA was a racket for a long time. Yes, I do think those guys actually landed on the Moon but in general it seems like another money-sucking agency.

    Comment by DualPersonality — April 9, 2015 @ 8:40 am

    • Space travel has been primarily a very successful propaganda campaign on behalf of scientism/technocracy as such (even the more usually rational, critical, and skeptical people tend to get all gooey-eyed and bleeding-heart where it comes to The Moon Landing; but none of them could tell you in rational terms what good that stunt did anyone. Meanwhile the real scientific wonders of agroceology still face an uphill climb to capture funding or the people’s imagination) and a corporate welfare boondoggle. It was also a Cold War competition, though that part’s ancient history. What have the people gotten out of it, Google maps and GPS? Even this of course came with greatly increased police state surveillance, the system’s real reason for doing it.

      Comment by Russ — April 9, 2015 @ 9:10 am


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