Opinion x Science x Irresponsibility... (was: Credibility ...)

Prof. Jose Gomes Filho (gomes@dpx.cnen.gov.br)
Wed, 25 Feb 1998 18:16:22 -0300

At 13:05 25/02/98 +0100, you wrote:
>Are there any others who are disturbed by the trend in Scientific
>American? Are we loosing one of the in the past best popular
>scientific journals to a mere journal of opinion?
>Anders Sandberg Towards Ascension!

I would just like to highlight the opposition made by Anders, which denotes
a very important phenomenum of actual days:

People, in general, nowadays, have much more access to mere opinion
informative vehicles than to serious (and credible) knowledge... So their
minds are influenced (and even formed !!??...) by journalists, TV etc, than
by scientists or even teachers f.ex.... >>> and, after that, they go
exercising their democratic rights... at the same level of those who have a
greater culture >>> it is, at least, SOCIAL IRRESPONSIBILITY... but for just
getting votes from the majority...

(PS: If I were a religious, I would call it 'Kharma'...>> 'Organized
Society' paying for its own mistakes...)