Awesome brains versus shitty brains

2012-05-02 17:01 (comments: 0)

I didn't follow this story closely, but you can get an idea reading in sequence this and then this. And perhaps look at this video and then this video.

If you don't have the time, here is the executive abstract: some self-proclaimed vigilante environmentalist group profferes veiled violence threats against ideas, people and objects (full ludditism throttle) that they are misinformed about, concerning research on genetically modified wheat. Misinformation seems to come from negligence or, worse, stupidity, or, worst, malevolence. Then an attempt at proper information is made. If you peruse those links, you can see the clear differences in approaches: a powerful profusion of contents towards form that speaks volumes.

The story is still unfolding, thus I can't guess what will happen. We'll have to wait for May 27th and see. But what captured my attention was the well exhibited battle between ignorance and wisdom. Between emotional hysteria and scientific curiosity. I was spared this ugly human social habit, at least in its serious forms (but I had my doses of emotional NIH and OMG feces thrown at me).

It thrills me to see logic and rectitude so clearly displayed as in this text. But it boggles me to no end that such displays are still necessary so far in human society's development. I almost need to channel Ayn Rand.

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