Now imagine you’re an “objective” racist white scientist who decides to give a group of black men a STI and, instead of treating them for it, watch them slowly suffer from it so you can study it FOR SCIENCE.
Yes, Tuskeegee was JUST LIKE the Inquisition (1100-1800).
Now imagine you’re the white supremacist sexist medical establishment that denies women the right to get their tubes tied unless they already have loads of kids and require them to get their husband’s permission while at the same time forcibly sterilising legions of native and black women.
That’s because some sexes/races are inferior. No? If only there were a systematic enterprise that builds and organizes knowledge to disprove such a claim.
Now imagine you’re an “objective” racist psychologist who decides that slaves wanting to escape is a psychological disorder called “drapetomania” and the “cure” for that is lashings and cutting off toes.
You can do much, much better. You can find some evil bastards who were doing actual science. For that matter, highlight Oppenheimer.
Now imagine that you’re the “objective” and “scientific” medical establishment that deems queerness a disorder and decides that electroshock treatments or lobotomies are the effective solution or feels the need to “intervene” by surgically altering the bodies of intersex infants to fit your perceptions of what genitalia should look like.
And the sins of pseudo- and unethical science ARE ON PAR with the Catholic Church’s millennia-long record on matters LGBT.
Religion has done a lot of fucked up shit.
But I’m sick and tired of people acting like SCIENCE hasn’t been involved in wars, death, and genocide either.
And one time Thag used flame to start fire in cave! Me sick of Thag saying flame better than Sky Father!
And it’s the assumptive bullshit notion that ALL religions are somehow stupid
It’s the polar opposite of “assumptive” if we can agree on what constitutes “bullshit.”
and not worth your consideration that perpetuates this colonialist bullshit approach that white people have now upon Native and other individuals when tribes fight for the right to their sacred lands of, “Oh you’re religion is just hooey!”
You’re not talking about science. You’re not even talking about religion. You’re talking about politics.
First they “civilised” us with religion and now it’s science and repatriation. Stealing native lands and native artifacts and native bodies FOR SCIENCE so you can profit off of them.
I missed the part where Marie Curie gives the natives smallpox blankets.
If you’re going to lay in on the death religion causes, IMO you better realize that there’s a difference between the bastion of white supremacist cisheteropatriarchy that is modern Christianity and other religions which have little in the way of social power in comparison.
DULY REALIZED. And there’s a difference between ebola and strep throat. But as much FUN as they are, we’d prefer to keep BOTH the Jehovah AND gem crystals away from the kids, because both tend to produce poor outcomes.
AND you better recognize that science can be just another extention of white supremacist cisheteropartiarchy too and FURTHER the goals of that power structure rather than being as “objective” as they claim and countering it.
Yeah, the Establishment’s a real bitch(!) amirite? The struggle for cultural competency continues apace.
Haha. Imagine that.
Also, Ricky Gervais is a jerk.
A jerk using satire to advance atheism, not the ethical lapses of BIG SCIENCE. But don’t let us stand between you and that red herring.