Thursday, May 4, 2017

Genius

Impressions based on a glimpse of the first episode.

A thousand years ago, the voice of authority in the West was that of Latin Christianity, the Catholic Church.

Today, it is the mass media when supporting the most dumbed-down, childish orthodoxy of natural science, particularly as it challenges Christian, ancient, or popular opinion, or even central tenets of the natural viewpoint - anything incompatible with the most thoroughgoing and slavish physicalism, really.

Thus are Thomas Kuhn and the whole tribe of skeptics whose appreciations fill discussions of the philosophy of science made unpersons.

And for that matter thus are the importance and meaning of the skepticism, dissention, and plurality of conflicting views among leaders of science pushed out of sight.

National Geographic's Genius.

Geoffrey Rush, of course, is wonderful.

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