Demagogues and Ignoramuses Against Scientific Expertise
«Even if the RAN and the Russian Academy of Medican Sciences do their duty to protect
science in Russia from pseudoscientists,
charlatans, and swindlers by shifting this matter to some Commissions, the problem as
a whole will not be solved. It can only be solved if all scientists and simply educated
people are uncompromising toward obscurantism and fight
against it». (V.L. Ginzburg)
Academicians Protest the Dominance of Pseudoscience in the Russian Army
Four academicians express alarm about the use of astrology in the Russian Army in an open
letter to Izvestia.
Role of the Media in Making Fools of Russian Society
I would like to think that journalists are to a great extent conscientious people.
But the impression is that the overwhelming majority of them are subject to militant
ignorance, that they have thoroughly forgotten all school wisdom and actively and
deliberately restrict access to the mass media for people with common sense. And on
top of everything, to their ignorance mercantile considerations are added: the desire
not to lose readers (listeners, viewers). But the moral and ethical aspects of this
policy doesn't bother them. Not to mention the state's interests, whose population is
quickly and purposely being converted into a tribe of primitive savages. This is not
merely a national disgrace — this is real intellectual genocide! (Petår A. Trevogin).