How The CDC Went Woke

Updated on December 25, 2020 in General Stuff
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Hmmm…seems like the “auto-link and preview” stuff isn’t working anymore.

Anyway, what interests me about that story is how it puts lie to the idea that institutions like the CDC pursue a sort of metaphysically pure, rationalist, “science based” policy.

I’d argue that such a thing is impossible. The idea that science can guide any policy argument, independent of the moral (or even practical) assumptions that underlie it, is simply wrong.

 

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This is true, because science is a tool. 

on December 24, 2020

Wasn’t “Science is a Tool” a Zappa song?

on December 25, 2020

Could be. Tangential, but have you ever read his auto biography, “the real Frank Zappa book?”

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