Monday, April 21, 2014

The Curse of the Pioneer Society

Via Divine Irony:

The bias against science is part of being a pioneer society. You somehow feel the city life is decadent. American history is full of fables of the noble virtuous farmer and the vicious city slicker. The city slicker is an automatic villain. Unfortunately, such stereotypes can do damage. A noble ignoramus is not necessarily what the country needs.

Isaac Asimov (via azspot)
Explains a lot.

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