Sunday, July 03, 2016

The Left Turn on the Road to Rationalia

That embarrassment of a "scientist" Neil DeGrasse Tyson has strayed into state-building:

Professor Tyson, who may be the dumbest smart person on Twitter, yesterday wrote that what the world really needs is a new kind of virtual state — he wants to call it “Rationalia” — with a one-sentence constitution: “All policy shall be based on the weight of evidence.” This schoolboy nonsense came under withering and much-deserved derision. Conservatives, who always have the French Revolution in their thoughts, reminded him that this already has been tried, and that the results are known in the history books as “the Terror.”

In the best case scenario, such journeys to pure reason take a left turn along the line and lead you to Bullshitistan.

The worst case is that you get Grindyouintosubmissionica.