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I finally got around to reading the March issue of National Geographic, The War on Science, which examines why reasonable people doubt science. For us science fiction geeks, them is fighting words (metaphorically of course, I can’t run as fast as I used to). I’m one of those guys who thinks we should have clean fusion energy by now, and able to plan the next vacation at Playa-del-Mars. Why is water shortage even an issue anymore? Sigh. Never thought I’d actually see members of my fellow humanity view technical advancement as a bunch of mad scientists out to destroy the world.
Neil deGrasse Tyson recently tweeted “If I were ever abducted by aliens, the first thing I’d ask is whether they came from a planet where people also deny science.”