Monday, April 20, 2020

The Monsters of Pseudoscience

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein has been outdone by the monstrous conceptions of science (“pseudoscience”): ice age; global warming; climate change; ozone layer depletion; acid rain; hackers precipitating a global nuclear war; artificial intelligence capturing human brains, turning people into zombified slaves; tyrannical supercomputer leading an army of killer cyborgs; and the newest in the long list of apocalyptic monsters is the virus. Science is supposed to be the fountainhead of inventions and discoveries, but when science gets corrupted by intellectuals and politicians, there is a rise of pseudoscience which is the ultimate producer of fictional monsters.

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