Oldfilibuster’s Rhyme & Reason – E23 – Gallileo, green eggs and ‘German’ science

Have you heard the one about the bad scientists who called the good scientists’ science bad science? No? Well, I would like to tell you about them. Like so many historical goings-on, this episode is just one more preposterous example of an inalienable truth that improves our understanding of the world, and hence the progress of humanity, being attacked in favour of the narrow and partisan beliefs of a toxic cult. It’s an old trick, attacking the messengers and demonising the advocates of scientific sense to defend the indefensible. We can see it among some national leaders today in their response to the threat of Covid-19, or among anti-vaccination groups and climate change deniers.

Produced and presented by Bernie Dwan