Originally Posted by Shaden
Oooo, debate time :P
Do you have any examples of such occurences. Religion condones provision of condoms to an AIDs ravaged continent merely because of some far-fetched proclomations by a non-provable good and uses its political weight to prevent such provision. That to me is evil.
I'm not writing of science completely - just interested in some examples of such occurences within the scientific frame is all.
Stephen Jay Gould: lied and tried to suppress E.O. Wilsons work - smeared him, called him a racist.
Franz Boas: lied about skull shape - this lie created the 'tabula rasa' movement that still dominates anthropology and social sciences today.
Carl Sagan: lied and distorted history in Cosmos to fit his own political agenda.
Freud: a complete fraud -no scientific basis for any of his theories, yet freudian thinking still dominates social discourse - it is the superstition of modern man. 'oh you said this, you have a so and so complex'
Boas and Gould were both marxists and did it for political reasons.
Global warming, and the cult thereof. environmentalism as a 'new religion' complete with 'judgment day' if we don't 'repent'
Greenpeace: during the 80s claimed eastern block countries were less polluted than capitalists ones - this of course was a big lie because EE countries were still burning soft coal.
Regarding AIDs; gay advocacy groups try to supress the high promiscuity of homosexuals, claim AIDs is an epdemic yet in turn refuse quaranttines and make it illegal for doctors to report cases.
I could spend all day with examples.