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kleinbl00  ·  682 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Landmark astronomical discovery: men online discover new woman to hate

Misogyny is its own excuse, obviously, but I think part of the problem is science has become too complex to distill into tidy bites for morning morons. "Here's a picture of a black hole" is truthier than "here's a composite image generated through heavy number-crunching and a groundbreaking data survey and analysis mission to categorize a HRRNNNNNNNNNNNSQUIRREL!" and "here's a cute picture of an excited girl" is truthier than "here's one of countless hundreds of eager, hard-working professionals whose years of labor culminated today in something I have no real handle on I have a BA in broadcasting."

So you've got people who kind of get it attempting to explain it to people who don't get it and if you know a little more about black holes than the talking heads on CNN you're resentful. And if their bullshit narrative runs contrary to your bullshit narrative, Fire up the hate machine Clarence!

The article is right in that the core problem is our whole model of "science" is outdated. Considering how we value education, however, "outdated" is gonna be tough to refit.