Wednesday 20 September 2017

We are willingly entering a new intellectual Dark Age

'We have hordes of gibbering idiots stalking the public sphere and scourging others'
'We have hordes of gibbering idiots stalking the public sphere and scourging others'
Ian O'Doherty

Ian O'Doherty

When you consider that we now live an era where information and facts are more freely available than at any other time in human history, a casual observer would be forgiven for thinking that we would, as a species, be getting smarter.

Instead, we seem determined to create our own, 21st century version of the Dark Ages, where superstition and condemnation were the fashion of the day and the mob held sway.

In the Information Age, the doctrine has changed but human nature remains as depressingly blinkered and stupid as it ever was. The Dark Ages conjures images of wandering mendicants stalking the land and scourging themselves. Now we have hordes of gibbering idiots stalking the public sphere and scourging others. This is no longer done in the name of religion, but the results are the same - a perverted form of self-righteous arrogance that spits in the face of facts and sneers at science.

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