Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Doublethink - memes piss me off

Memes that piss me off -

Those aren't scientists who do that. Those are paid hacks. Real scientists have trouble finding jobs at Big Pharma, for the very reason this meme says.

So, this meme has a valid point in the attack on big pharma, but the subversion is also an attack on science - the secondary message is "scientists lie, so don't believe scientists." An iconic case of using a kind of "doublethink," (though, I admit, not strictly doublethink) to undermine everyone.