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[–] lemon11 1 points 19 points (+20|-1) ago 

“We were hoping that by going there, we will be able to make our universities more democratic,” says Jafar Arkani-Hamed.

Science is exploration of material reality. It's the opposite of democracy.

This piece is two thirds human interest fluff, and just ends in pointless complaining about Trump in the standard communist "science is settled" way, without explaining what the subject of the piece thinks. No surprise for such a site named as it is.

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[–] SquarebobSpongebutt 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Too many think consensus makes things right. That includes many "scientists". If the majority of the US believes the Flying Spaghetti Monster created Global Warming when he decided to reheat last nights dinner, it doesn't make it right.

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[–] 9500196? 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Exactly. Global Leftovers theory stands strong on its own merit, not because of consensus.