Researchers at Women’s March in Washington DC defend their work as US president takes office. For instance, if a branch of pseudo-science based on a phoney theory is nonetheless beneficial for political purposes (e.g. to justify a government intervention such as a new tax) or for marketing and advertising purposes (to provide the rationale for a marketing campaign) then real science expires and a ‘zombie science’ evolves.
To fulfil this aim, 35 different authors contribute 27 chapters, and they are separated into three sections: (1) What it assists to know beforehand (2) Policy-makers, the media and public interest organisations (3) What you can do and how to do it. The variety of subjects gives insight into areas as diverse as a history of well-liked science, science and the media, relations with patients.
Although previous generations of science writers wanted adjustments within the current social structures, principally government and market, a tiny group of politically Leftist scientists wanted a scientifically based society managed by ordinary people.
Still, if anyone reads this, my hope is that it might play some role in helping these outside science recognize that science is just as tough and messy as their lives and function are, but that we’re functioning on it and attempting the greatest we can.
Briefly, the argument of this book is that actual science is dead, and the primary cause is that skilled researchers are not even trying to seek the truth and speak the truth and the cause for this is that expert ‘scientists’ no longer think in the truth – no longer believe that there is an eternal unchanging reality beyond human wishes and organization which they have a duty to seek and proclaim to the very best of their (naturally restricted) skills.