Divorced from reality

Ethics and morality have been systematically divorced from reason and human identity during the last fifty years.  Philosopher Allan Bloom in his book Closing of the American Mind and others have covered that already.  The impact on life and the future of humanity are enormous.  A Tower of Babel has been built, as usual, with no foundation.

For example, one might expect that academic physics would be well grounded in the reality of the natural world around us.  But that is not the case today.  Virtually all academic physicists (all but three I have found) in all physics departments subscribe to and/or profess string theory.  I won’t dig into string theory here except to say that string theory describes in the language of math and physics our universe as an almost infinite network of alternative dimensions to what we should recognize as objective reality.  The problem is that there is no physical evidence that these alternative dimensions exist.  There are no experiments, which is the hard core work of physics, which provide evidence that alternative dimensions exist.  Yet, almost the entire profession of physics professors subscribe to string theory.

Again, this is just one example.  I am not picking on physicists or their elegant string theory.  It’s fun, like reading Alice in Wonderland for the first time.

The connections between reason itself, ethics, morality and humanity are being divorced from natural laws by a metaphysics built on fantasy.  It is as if the philosopher Immanuel Kant returned and took over all physics departments.  We are now going to have buildings and islands and cities floating suspended in mid air as in the movies Avatar, Star Wars and Flash Gordon.  Or people will step through a door into another dimension.  But the knowledge to design a screw or a wing is being lost.

Hello!  You can write the software code and computer models to beam yourself aboard.  But back here in Kansas, where the sun still warms the planet, it is wrong, irrational, unethical and immoral to teach fantasy, dreams and unvalidated theory as reality, or to allow others to teach unvalidated theory as reality, or to allow the management in your associations to claim and influence others with their unvalidated theory.  And this is equally true in economics, political systems, psychology, climatology, physics or any field.  Whomever told you that there is no right or wrong, that your morals are no better than another person’s morals, well, that person was wrong or a liar.  Right and wrong are based on objective reality, not on subjective metaphysics, and not on the nostalgia of academic elites for Nietzsche and Godot, and definitely not on Hollywood or mainstream media.

The truth is your individual responsibility.  And, believe it or not, you need to be ready to die for truth at any time as well as to defend it intellectually.  You and other people that do that are the only thing that keep you free.  Maybe it feels good to parrot politicians and mainstream media as they fill your head with fake realities to sell their clicks.  In the real world, big government, minimum wages and guaranteed income result in lower standards of living.  Back here in Kansas, you look really foolish on that acid head trip.

As physicist Richard P. Feynman repeated, “It doesn’t matter how beautiful your theory is, it doesn’t matter how smart you are. If it doesn’t agree with experiment, it’s wrong.”    The metaphysical construct called social justice, (and its features like diversity, multiculturalism, open borders and moral relativity) which has been sold to us all for at least three generations, is divorced from reality and you look like the Mad Hatter if you support it.   Get your feet firmly planted on the ground in your area of knowledge and then pull your family and friends down with you.  Make it so.


About budbromley

Bud is a retired life sciences executive. Bud's entrepreneurial leadership exceeded three decades. He was the senior business development, marketing and sales executive at four public corporations, each company a supplier of analytical and life sciences instrumentation, software, consumables and service. Prior to those positions, his 19 year career in Hewlett-Packard Company's Analytical Products Group included worldwide sales and marketing responsibility for Bioscience Products, Global Accounts and the International Olympic Committee, as well as international management assignments based in Japan and Latin America. Bud has visited and worked in more than 65 countries and lived and worked in 3 countries.
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