Sunday, June 12, 2005

Economics is Pseudo-Science

This looks promising:Economics is Pseudo-Science - Part 1, Capitalism’s Psychic Hotline, the first of eight parts of an audio file.

Here is the first paragraph to wet your whistle:
“Psuedo-science, or fake science posing as real science, is commonly used to bewilder the public. We have all seen examples of it. Decoys with scientific credentials are hired by big energy companies to produce scientific-sounding reports that claim to prove there is no such thing as global warming. Many who want to deny that oil production will soon diminish have been attracted to a complex and completely unsupportable notion called biotic oil, that suggest oil actually grows in the earth like a mushroom far. Right-wing religious activists, in their war on the science of biology have come up with a crackpot theory called “intelligent design” that purports to disprove the overwhelmingly supported theory of natural selection, sometimes called evolution. In a few cases, pseudo-science is just a product of delusion, based on people’s attraction for what they want to believe when the real deal is not particularly pleasant. But in most cases, pseudo-science is put out in support of an agenda. It is created and passed around to fool the public, so something can be put over on us.”

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