This has been stated here before, many times in fact. Yet I find it necessary to state it once again, and prominently. Science is developing knowledge, and of course the main force behind the development of science is advancement -- the advancement of the world.
It's not surprising that in history the science enterprise has been attacked, vilified, scorned, and indeed destroyed. Who are these people doing this? Well, I suppose we can call them kooks and charlatans and losers. This is history, going way back in time and continuing up until today. Sure, there is a lot less of this today, but it is still a shocking amount. Washington DC is full of kooks, charlatans and losers. They are everywhere. These people, the kooks, charlatans and losers, do everything within their power to limit the competition they face. They do everything to monopolize the power they have over people. They do everything they can to raise their own status to the detriment of others. They are criminals, that's what is really going on.
Science -- and the policy that comes out of science -- is the antithesis of criminality. I am in the science business and as a result I am proposing policy. Note that policy and politics are similar. How similar? Maybe they are the same, maybe. One day in the future, when Phase 3 of human history is under way, we will all come to see the logic of science and the policy or politics which comes with this science.... continue