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Sun Nov 4, 2012, 10:49 AM

Something really annoying about technophobes I have noticed...

Is that the woo-woos and technophobes ALWAYS conflate a technology with unscrupulous misuses of that technology. One sees this in discussions about nuclear energy ("nuclear weapons are bad, so nuclear energy must be banned!"), and with GMOs ("Monsanto is full of greedy assholes, so GMOs should be banned!!!")

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Odin2005 Nov 2012 OP
ProgressiveProfessor Nov 2012 #1
LeftishBrit Nov 2012 #2
uriel1972 Nov 2012 #3

Response to Odin2005 (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 10:52 AM

1. There was some of that woo on DU recently about disruptive technologies too

Luddites are soooo yesterday

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Sun Nov 4, 2012, 01:46 PM

2. What's REALLY annoying is when they equate it all with 'science'

Science is no good because it causes pollution and nuclear bombs, etc.

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Response to LeftishBrit (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 05:10 PM

3. As I understand it

The creationists say science is bad, but technology is good. Striving to create a false division between the two intertwined concepts.

I wonder about the anti-science people who rant about how bad 'Science' is on the internet of all places, whether they would refuse all medical care and live without clothes and fire.

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