Business Game Changers Radio with Sarah Westall: Encore: Electric Universe Theory, Importance of Open Minded Science Debate w/Wallace Thornhill
05/29/2017 12:00 pm PST
Politics and the Electric Universe Theory
According to Wikipedia: The politicization of science is the manipulation of science for political gain. It occurs when government, business, or advocacy groups use legal or economic pressure to influence the findings of scientific research or the way it is disseminated, reported or interpreted.
The edge of science has always been plagued by extreme politics and prejudices against anyone who brings about a new theory that challenges the status quo. There are many examples of now excepted ideas that were once ostracized. Of course the famous example of Galileo who was persecuted his entire life for his paradigm changing ideas that challenged the wide held believe that the world was flat. Then there is Semmelweis who introduced the notion of washing hands to eliminate the spread of disease. He was able to reduce death rates of new borns in his hospitals from over 10% to less than 1%. Instead of being granted the Nobel prize for one of the most important discoveries in medicine resulting in countless lives saved, he was thrown into an insane asylum, beaten down, and ultimately suffered an unfortunate death.
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