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Elitism is not scientific and science is not elitist.   Share:  
Thrust of argument: I can explain in many ways and I shall, but for now a brief note. Direction of resistance / implied resistance: Consider the basic law of experimentation, if we call it that - what Feynman mentions a lot.

 

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Removal of resistance: As is easy to see in Feynman's case, science challenges norms, authority, rules, conceptions, even itself. Unification: It cannot ever start out by seeing itself as superior to that which it humbles itself before in the study of.

As Feynman puts it - the renaissance european world decided that the proper study of mankind is man, and in this egoism drifted away from bothering to study any of the millions of things apart from ourselves which are worth studying. The egoism of that renaissance ethos is indeed 'elitism' - a meaningless word. It is no different to Hitler's 'ubermensch'. Its usage is self-defeating. To call yourself 'elite' is to prove yourself ignorant of the real value and beauty and power in the universe, of all things which science comes down to. And not just science, no doubt. I mean as we see it.
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