To go back to the earliest root of science, we need to look at the hypothesis made by Thales of Miletus. Thales was the first person to use geometry to measure heights and he was also the first person to look into metaphysics philosophically. He thought water was “arche” which means beginning e.g. Archetype. He considered water to be the basis of all matters because of its fluidity, although this was obviously not case as we now know things are made from different elements, his work has influenced both Aristotle (father of science) and Anaximander (creator of the natural elements). Of the two Aristotle would be the most important figure in today’s scientific advancement as well as philosophical foundation.
But the foundation is eroding thanks both to the interference of the State as well as the intelligentsia. A lot of things are passed as “science” now, for instance, their strange obsession with lesbians:
and some more
Of all the cancers on the internet, the most persistent ones are found on Facebook. Of the worst cancers, one called “I Fucking Love Science” is possibly the worst of them all in terms of doing the opposite of what they are intended to do: To educate people on science. They have a bunch of gems but I’ll just show you a few:
Yes, I’ve seen about enough too, but there are many others cancer like these out there such as “Science Alert”, “Science Dump”, “Science Porn”,etc. By slapping the word science on to their website they think they are automatically scientists but the reality tells us quite a different story. They cannot escape the law of identity, but their readers might very well try to and it’s a sad state to see young minds corrupted by pseudoscience. But there’s something even worse: A video surfaced recently on a group of University of Cape Town “students” claiming science is “racist”, a “social construct”; Not liking black magic is also “racist”. These people are called “Fallist” who claimed science must “fall” and be “decolonised”. Well, I am not the ones to stop them from putting a voodoo curse on me but while we are at it, clothes are made by machines so they better let it fall, same with twitter, fire, wheels, paper, agriculture, medicine, everything we produced requires a rational thinking mind to create.
But are we surprised to see these people? Not quite so, the counter cultural revolution has came full circle from 50 years ago, these are the remnant of primitivism and most people aren’t buying these anti-intellectual boasts anymore. Ayn Rand has already described these people in details in Return of the Primitive: The Anti-Industrial Revolution and this was written more than 40 years ago. To summarise, we will read a quote from Rand:
“An Asian peasant who labours through all of his waking hours, with tools created in Biblical times—a South American aborigine who is devoured by piranha in a jungle stream—an African who is bitten by the tsetse fly—an Arab whose teeth are green with decay in his mouth—these do live with their ‘natural environment,’ but are scarcely able to appreciate its beauty.”