again, Mr Argus …
Hard luck, Toots! Here it comes—so deep breath, close your eyes, cross your legs and think of England:
WE’VE BEEN SOLD A PUP!
(actually, lots of pups, but who’s counting?)
be aware that—regardless of truth— the academic professionals (being people who have invested in education and now use the fruits of their labours to defend their turf) (much like anyone else) will NOT countenance any threat to their dominance. No?
whatever they have absorbed as ‘fact’ will stay locked in forever as FACT.
BUT don’t fret.
On occasion some outfielder comes in despite the flak and drops bombshells of unassailable evidence revealing the current paradigms false, wrong, a wee bit totally incorrect … and old hat. Junk.
And so some of the ‘knowledge’ gets quietly revamped. To hell with any ‘facts’ from past doctrines, they get quietly buried; the newest facts become “This is exactly what WE were saying all along!”
I have two filters where knowledge is concerned:
- I look for apparent contradictions, and
- does it make sense?
The Establishment has much to answer for but so long as it holds all the power progress is halted—
—until their dams burst under the accumulating weight of no-longer-deniable apostate facts. (Yes, Little Virginia … Academia too is Church.)
Here’s an instance (14 minutes)—
—make of it what you will* .
For myself I still have faith in one Virginia Steen McIntyre. And I bitterly regret that I cannot go back through time to kick the shit out of those good doctors (all highly qualified) who so wisely/cleverly prevented Semelweiss from sabotaging medicine …
And the beat goes on, the beat goes onnnn …
* Clue: I’m with him~!