Commentator Ed Driscoll on Popular Science’s “No Comments” editorial tantrum …
|September 27, 2013||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, Darwinism, Culture, Climate change, News|
In “‘Popular Science is Neither. Discuss’”, he notes,
In 2003, the late Michael Crichton observed, “I think that you cannot eliminate religion from the psyche of mankind. If you suppress it in one form, it merely re-emerges in another form.” European “Progressives” first killed God off in the 19th century, and then have spent the years since attempting to build alternate belief systems to replace Him. And similarly, as with Islam, infidels will be silenced! (Permanently, if the worst of the ecochondriacs, as Mark Steyn once dubbed them, ever have their way.)
He’s got a point. If they weren’t treating their theories about global warming and evolution as a religion, they’d hardly care so much about the fact that their combox is not a total fan club.
They make a religion and call it science.
Touching on a theme we had addressed, that PS staff don’t appear to understand how new media work, he also says,
On the other hand, have some pity on the staff and management of Popular Science. It can’t be easy getting to sleep every night, knowing in your heart of hearts, that they world is rapidly coming to an end. And what do you tell your kids about their own rapidly diminishing future?
Tell the kids to learn how new media work.
No! Wait! Ask them! Chances are, they know.
The comments are part of the story. You get rid of trolls, bores, and spam because you want the story to be one your audience wants to hear, including the contrary discussion. No one wisely claims to be there yet, but that’s where the rest of us are going.
Hat tip: Five Feet of Fury