Here is a short piece written by Dr. Alex Berezow The comments section is also worth reading.
My thoughts after reading his offering:
Dr. Berezow has been closeted in his own little world for too long. While I believe that his opinions are sincerely held, they are extremely shallow and are propped up by nothing more than the rhetoric of his ilk.
I too am a writer, a teacher, and a scientist, engaged in thoughts and ideas. My profession requires me to think outside of the box, to examine and reexamine, and to question everything. However, because my practice and the powers of my mind engage the real world, I am simply called a "nurse" rather than an "intellectual". As such, along with millions of other high functioning Americans, he feels I am not qualified to challenge his belief system. Imagine that. Where have we heard this trope before?
Anyone who says that "the science is settled" is not an intellectual, or a scientist, or a thinker. Is science EVER settled? No. New discoveries beget new questions, always.
While the definition of "intellectual" includes teachers and writers, I scoff at his assumption that it also includes journalists, and hence, himself. He may hang his hat on the intellectual peg as a teacher, but as a writer he is ordinary at best. He presents nothing but a tired regurgitation of the constant propaganda and indoctrination championed by the media and leftist social engineers. It's difficult to take someone seriously who writes at an eighth grade level and presents no original content.
The worst part is that he claims, and is seen to be by many on the left, a "conservative" libertarian. I offer this article as evidence that the "elites" on the left and the right have converged to the point of being unidentifiable in their smuggy smugness.
Men like Berezow bask in glow of their programmed brains, blissfully unaware of their own ordinariness, while the rest of us roll our eyes and pray that they all just...go away. Pull their government funding, and we'll see who rises to the top, and where the science "settles".