Everyone is yelling these days for more awareness of diversity and inclusion yet at the same time complaining that we, as a culture, are much too divided. Division is indeed a dangerous place to be, but I am observing an odd paradoxical sort of division that people keep pushing out there. As an example, I recently saw a meme extolling the health virtues of a “no fat” diet, relegating meat, eggs, oils and fats to the trash bin of ill health anti-nutrition. Immediately responding to the meme were the many sides of nutritional “truth,” none of them in agreement. Some comments included, “I wish people accepted the truth about nutrition” and “there is so much misinformation out there regarding the food we eat, it needs to stop” and “there is only one truth and one set of facts about what is good and what is bad for you to eat.”
Great article, when tolerance disappears and we try to impose our ideas on others, it usually ends up bad. Eg. Most arguments, wars start like this.
Love hearing "non main stream" views from someone in your field. It feels to me like that human urge to subjugate, thats been so repressed and thought to be "cured", is coming back out in full force and trickling down to the smallest areas of our lives. It's sad really.
Grew up with a fascination with science but now have to go underground to even hear the opposed theories and view points to anything thats gone political or main stream. Don't know how the world is expected to progress under this strict hand of ignorance. Maybe we'll have to hide any findings under the guise of metallurgy for future generations