I don’t suppose anybody noticed but I have been a bit pissed off with “scientists” recently. Now you may think this is strange for somebody who did very well in the computers and communications industry, but really I still find scientific enquiry fascinating. No, the people who piss me off are the people who proclaim themselves “scientists” as if this indicates they are all wise and must never be questioned. People who cling to their certainties as tightly as evangelical Christians cling to their dogma.
People like the guys (there don’t seem to be any girls – are we surprised?) who hand around the cultish Bad Science Forum and their spiritual leader Ben Goldacre.
What have they done to me? Nothing, what could such people do to me? They are just so smug, so arrogant, so utterly lacking in imagination and so smitten with tunnel vision they piss me off. Oh and there is the small matter of their commenting on my posts and when I respnd they then reply to the answer they expected me to give rather than the one I gave.
So I was delighted to see one of my fave US blogs, The Huffington Post has given a regular spot to a modern mystic. This lady is worth reading if you are open minded and like to see the big picture.