Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Doggerel #188: "THEM!"

Welcome back to "Doggerel," where I ramble on about words and phrases that are misused, abused, or jut plain meaningless.

Whether it's the Illuminati, the government, the corporations, or whoever, shallow thinkers always have allegedly monolithic groups to blame for their lack of evidence. Unfortunately for them, even if these groups were as evil as claimed, they wouldn't have the logistics to perform such a cover up.

Put simply, science works, regardless of where you are or who you are. Too often, to name a government example, I've had alties claiming their treatments' evidence was being suppressed by the US government, despite the fact that any other nation in the world can perform the appropriate experiments.

On top of that, the fact that they speak as if these organizations were monolithic is telling: Everyone has their own interests, and in fact, most organizations rely on having opposing parts. It'd be bad for a pharmaceutical company's long term goals if a dangerous product got out. That's why they tolerate government-mandated tests, and even if such regulations didn't exist, you can bet there'd be some whistleblowers pushing for them anyway, out of the kindness in their hearts: Some people get into the medical business specifically to help others, after all.

The world is made up of many, many individuals with differing interests. As much as some leaders wish they could have hordes of mindless drones, they can't. This plays to science's strength: Evidence cannot be suppressed so easily.


James K said...

Besides which, large bureaucracies are terrible organisations to run a conspiracy from. I work for a government department and I often have no idea what the people 3 desks away from me are doing. That goes for up and down the organisation chart, I doubt my Chief Executive could say what I do in all but the most general terms.

For a conspiracy to work you need a small group of people (no more than about a dozen) who can do all the work themselves and have strong reasons to be loyal to each other. That's why the conspiracy to assassinate Julius Caesar worked so well, it was tight and well-coordinated. A bureaucracy just can't coordinate well enough to join in a conspiracy.

Dark Jaguar said...

Well with a title like that I have to say it...

I for one welcome our Ant Overlords.