2016 Brexit referendum. 2017 Trump president. Post-truth. 2020-21 Censorship. 2021 Dystopia.
I challenge the widespread view that together with Donald Trump and Brexit, such an era began, when scientific investigations were suppressed because of ideological and political reasons. Long ago there have been well-documented cases when some scientists have complained that scientific investigations of some kind have been suppressed because of ideological and political reasons.
Why not to consider a utilitarian justification of the inquisition, if our present practices are correct.
From some information having negative consequences it in no way follows that this information is false or that it has been obtained using non-scientific methods.
UK scholars suggest suppressing dissent views in science to avoid cognitive bias.
Unfortunately, suppressing the arguments of one side of the dispute itself generates cognitive bias.