Puppets and Stones

Sean McClure
May 19, 2024

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There comes a time when you realize the intellectual integrity and open debate we were promised is more facade than reality.

That so-called experts do not unlock their doors to the exchange of ideas, rather they bolt them firmly behind systems of advantage and authority.

You must take what they will not grant you. The tarantula hawk does not wait for the spider to appear, it walks into its sanctuary and digs it out.

You have to expose disguised weakness. Society needs to see it. Tomorrow’s generation should be better.

Institutions can keep experts animated with their strings of entitlement and exemption, like puppets dancing behind protected glass.

But we have stones.

And we don’t live in glass houses.

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Sean McClure

Ph.D. Computational Chem, studies complexity, NonTrivial podcast.