September 2, 2017

Renounce the Decadent Paradigm, Commit to the Ascent


Modern civilization’s scientific establishment comprises the incarnation of the corporate science paradigm. This is the usually unspoken (at least in the most honest, explicit form) but firmly enforced ideology and practice of modern science:
1. Science is reduced to technological development.
2. This technology must be high-maintenance in terms of wealth, complexity, secrecy, vulnerability, energy, and natural resources. Optimally, it maximizes destruction and waste.
3. This technology must be dedicated to goals of power, corporate profit, and in general manipulation and control.
Under this paradigm, to seek understanding is not part of science. At best this is a preliminary to the real activity of science, which is to seek manipulation and control. In the same way, science has no mission to serve humanity. Science is purely nihilistic from the point of view of human well-being. It has no mission beyond serving the power goals of elites, and beyond that a generalized manipulation/control imperative which is the core psychic trait of modern STEM practitioners, to the point that they comprise a fundamentalist cult called scientism.
This site will have nothing to do with trying to “reform” the existing science establishment. This establishment is what it is, the corporate science paradigm. On the contrary, this paradigm has to be superseded by an ecological science paradigm, arising from outside the system, which will liberate science from the cynics and psychopaths who have hijacked it, restore the desire for knowledge in itself as an integral part of human culture, and put science to the only proper use it can be put, the only proper use anything artificed by humanity can be put, human well-being.
As for the existing, institutionalized paradigm, it’s long been a truism that its cadres simply have to die off like the dead weight they are.


  1. Hi Russ. I wanted to let you know that I read all of your posts and love them. I can’t comment because I can’t figure out the WordPress/Gravitar sign in process or what password goes with what account. And WTF is Gravitar anyway?

    Anyway, thanks for your writing. I don’t know whether you will get this. Hope so.


    Comment by farmappraiser — September 2, 2017 @ 11:32 am

    • Hi Ellen, I received this comment at any rate. I have this thing set so no one needs to register or sign in or anything, so I don’t know what the problem is. I think a Gravatar is the image that appears alongside the handle of commenters who have one, but I’m not sure. I should think that whatever you did for this comment to come through, should work for anything else you wanted to say.

      Comment by Russ — September 2, 2017 @ 12:37 pm

  2. I would further widen the scope of true science, as not only human well-being but also as ecological well-being

    I second Ellen’s sentiment and especially like your GMO investigative journalism which is what made me a regular reader.

    Comment by Anonymous — September 2, 2017 @ 1:19 pm

    • That’s true especially insofar as science can help with necessary restorative action like rebuilding carbon sinks and the health of the soil. I stuck with human well-being since science is an artifice which, like anything else wrought by humans, the ecology doesn’t need in order to take care of itself, and also since anything truly healthful for humans will also be healthful for the ecology, since humanity, so long as it exists at all (we need the ecology, it does not need us) is indelibly part of the ecology.

      I’ll be integrating the GMO/pesticide campaign into analysis of the broader technocracy/eugenics/Mammon onslaught.

      Comment by Russ — September 2, 2017 @ 5:24 pm

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