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The age of unenlightenment

Edinburgh’s statue of David Hume, the 18th-century philosopher © Kieran Dodds/Panos Pictures
Edinburgh’s statue of David Hume, the 18th-century philosopher © Kieran Dodds/Panos Pictures

The most pressing question of our age is not what will happen when the computers outsmart us. Nor is it the future of globalisation, or how to stop climate change. It is much more fundamental than these.

Why is everyone so mean and stupid, and why is it getting worse?

Book essay: The Knowledge Illusion: Why We Never Think Alone, cognitive scientists Steven Sloman and Philip Fernbach.

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‘Not Sitting Quietly Anymore’: How Librarians Are Fighting Trump | Broadly

“In a political climate where truth is dismissed, it can be difficult to figure out where politics end and moral, or even professional, imperatives begin.”


Though some people may think the job involves more shushing than rallying, many librarians consider “making America read again” to be a radical political proposition.

Source: ‘Not Sitting Quietly Anymore’: How Librarians Are Fighting Trump | Broadly

‘We did not start this fight’: In Trump era’s dawn, scientists rally in Boston – The Washington Post

#GoScience #Resistance #Facts #Truth


The demonstration was a small-scale version of a much larger March for Science planned in April.

Source: ‘We did not start this fight’: In Trump era’s dawn, scientists rally in Boston – The Washington Post