Sheeple Science


The Alt-Market blog has a very thought provoking posting regarding Sheeple.

The post starts with a wonderful definition of Sheeple.

It is often said there only two kinds of people in this world:
those who know, and
those who don’t.

I would expand on this and say that there are actually three kinds of people:
those who know,
those who don’t know, and
those who don’t care to know.

Members of the last group are the kind of people I would characterize as “sheeple.”

Sheeple: Why You Should Feel Sorry For Them

The observation that Sheeple become antagonistic when “confronted with facts contrary to the conditioned viewpoint” suggests that post-normal science should be re-branded Sheeple Science.

Sheeple are members of a culture or society who are not necessarily oblivious to the reality of their surroundings; they may have been exposed to valuable truths on numerous occasions.

However, when confronted with facts contrary to their conditioned viewpoint, they become aggressive and antagonistic in their behavior, seeking to dismiss and attack the truth by attacking the messenger and denying reason.

Sheeple: Why You Should Feel Sorry For Them

Unsurprisingly, Sheeple Science is perceived as a “rampant breeding ground” for “intellectual idiots”.

In fact, the “professional class” and the hierarchy of academia are rampant breeding grounds for sheeple; who I sometimes refer to as “intellectual idiots”.

Doctors and lawyers, scientists and politicians are all just as prone to the sheeple plague as anyone else; the only difference is that they have a bureaucratic apparatus behind them which gives them a false sense of importance.

All they have to do is tow the establishment line, and promote the establishment view.

Sheeple: Why You Should Feel Sorry For Them

Sadly, it is becoming increasingly difficult to differentiate between Peer Review and heavy handed pre-approval by “the collective”.

Sheeple Are Nothing Without The Collective

A sheeple gathers his entire identity from the group.

He acts the way he believes the group wants him to act.

He thinks the way he believes the group wants him to think.

All of his “ideas” are notions pre-approved by the mainstream.

All of his arguments and talking points are positions he heard from the media, or academia, and he has never formed an original opinion in his life.

Sheeple: Why You Should Feel Sorry For Them

Definitely worth a read for those that “care to know”.

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4 Responses to Sheeple Science

  1. hitchens67 says:

    Reblogged this on hitchens67 Atheism WOW!! Campaign and commented:
    I have about 10 years of using this word to describe 90% of the population!!

  2. malagabay says:

    Interesting post at by Raúl Ilargi Meijer.

    2014, in my eyes, has been the year of propaganda outdoing even its own very purpose, and succeeding too. We are supposed to be living in a time of the best educated people in the history of mankind, and everyone thinks (s)he’s mighty smart, but precious few have even an inkling of a clue of what transpires in the world they live in. Talk about a lost generation. Or two.

    We really need to question the value of higher education, if all we get for it is a generation of people so easily duped by utter blubber. What do they teach people at our universities these days? Certainly not to think for themselves, that much is clear. And then what is the use? Why spend all that time raising an entire generation of highly educated pawns, sheep and robots? I can think of some people liking that, but for society as a whole, it’s devastating if that’s all higher education is.

  3. Those who underestimate the power of demogogues to harness the stupidity of sheep end up trampled!

    TPTB are fully aware of the dangers they pose.

    Harvesting of souls may begin soon…..

  4. Patrick Donnelly says:

    Preventing people from disturbing their investments is vital for TPTB. Innovation is a threat to sunk money.

    I imagine TPTB are surprised by how many are so easily fooled or at least have the decency to pretend to be. China prevented development of gunpowder for this reason and that applied to all other weapons invented. They regarded people as an asset.

    The Green movement is a backlash against population growth, which makes many so wealthy, but disturbs TPTB.

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