Monday, March 22, 2021

On Medium: The God Complex and the Prospects of Technocracy

Here's an article that takes you from Republican anti-intellectualism to postmodern incredulity, with a stop along the way at the arrogance of medical doctors and politicians.


  1. What do you think about the hierarchical nature of the ideal polis in Plato's republic? Do you think it is also 'social Darwinism' masquerading as intellectualism?

    Do you think there can be hierarchical social models theoretically posited in good faith?

  2. ''(This is likely due to many factors, including the use of nursing homes which warehouse the elderly in richer countries that prefer to hide away such harbingers of death. In poorer countries, older people more often live with their extended families. Another possible factor is the difference in obesity rates, which is higher in rich countries and which likely exacerbates the virus’s symptoms.)''

    The age pyramids in developing countries are younger, therefore, the apparent lower death rates among older people.