Thursday, July 20, 2023

This is why no one should just "trust the science"

"Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth." ~Marcus Aurelius , Meditations.🎨 Lodewijk Frederik Hendrik.

Profit-Driven Systems Are Driving Us To Our Doom Caitlyn Johnstone

Mating Games Atmos

The scientific method was, perhaps, one of the greatest inventions in the history of man. It allowed us to really start to understand our world and grasp how and why so many things happened the way they did.

Sure, people figured plenty out before its creation, but it still took us beyond where we were and helped get us to where we are.

Yet today, people treat science like a religion and scientists are the high priests. We’re expected to take everything they say as unvarnished, universal truth.

However, we have new evidence showing that shouldn’t be the case.

This is why no one should just "trust the science"

A Chinese criminal group withdrew $137 million in cash to pay exploited foreign construction workers in a long-running tax avoidance scheme in Australia.

Operation Underpitch, a joint force between the Australian Border Force and the Australian Taxation Office, was revealed this week when the tax evasion scheme’s ringleader was convicted in Sydney’s Downing Centre Local Court.

ATO Deputy Commissioner John Ford said, “These criminals are motivated by financial gain and their activities rob the Australian public of revenue to support essential services such as health and education.”

Ex-CIA Agents Now Occupy Highest-Ranking Positions in Big Tech. Plus: Racist Diversity Officers Glenn Greenwald

AP strikes news-sharing and tech deal with OpenAI Axios

FTC is investigating ChatGPT-maker OpenAI for potential harm to consumers CNN

Elon Musk Announces New Company xAI as He Seeks to Build ChatGPT Alternative Data Center Knowledge

Google’s ChatGPT rival Bard launches in Europe and Brazil BBC

Ohio Plastic Surgeon Loses Medical License After TikTok Livestreams New York Times

Public servants complained about PwC ‘spamming’ them with unsolicited work offers, emails reveal

Uber and Google - how PwC got them to dud Australia of billions

We shouldn’t turn disinformation into a constitutional right Brookings Institution. Commentary:

When they say a phrase like "security researchers studied intervention techniques to promote media literacy & build digital resilience, helping tech platforms identify violations of their terms of service." Most people's eyes glaze over. Decoded, it means "we're censoring you"