Science is and always has been political — Galileo’s Pendulum

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Humans are very good at self-deception, and at believing we’re thinking rationally and dispassionately when the opposite is true. One way we deceive ourselves is thinking and saying that “science is apolitical”. What we really mean, of course, is “science should be allowed to pursue the ends we like, without undue interference from politics” (with hands […]

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