Re: Capitalism will save this worldDec 16th, 2017
A decades old paraphrase from Carl Sagon.
Since most people do not know anything about science, well in fact they think science is a conspiracy against them. How are they going to vote or argue against the bad things that science can bring in the hands of corrupt corporations. Like nuclear power, gene editing, global warming and such. We are facing this right now with CRISPR, an easy way to change genes that can wipe out a whole species.
Carl Sagan's goal was to try to start a path to get everybody in the world educated in science, so we can all make informed decisions about what we do to our world.
Since we live in a democratic society where all have votes if your over 18 (give or take). If most of these people do not know anything about science, you might as well have a bunch of children voting too.