Every nation is keen to find new propaganda weapons to use against its rival nations. Some nations now gleefully use the Ig Nobel Prize. Here’s a recent (September 18, 2019) example, in an editorial in the Japanese newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun: Ig Nobel Prizes encourage people to enjoy science with a smile Winners of the Ig […]
“It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it!” — Upton Sinclair, 1935. “As someone once remarked, it is very difficult to get a man to understand something when his tribal identity depends on his not understanding it.” —Michael Bérubé, 2011.