mardi 4 octobre 2016

Independent Scientology Milestone Two Reviews Galileo’s Middle Finger by Alice Dreger

Independent Scientology Milestone Two Reviews Galileo’s Middle Finger by Alice Dreger.

Reviewed Book: Galileo's Middle Finger: Heretics, Activists, and One Scholar's Search for Justice

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Milestone Two - REVIEW: Galileo’s Middle Finger by Alice Dreger

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Book review

Posted by Lana

October 4, 2016

by Ian C.

REVIEW: Galileo’s Middle Finger by Alice Dreger

Galileo’s Middle Finger is essentially about the way science is politicized and how activists pillory scientists. Upon review, one can see how LRH never stood a chance with a number of forces working against him.

The main subject investigated in the book is a psychologist named Bailey whose work deals with transgender people. * * * *


The reason I mention this book is because it relates to merchants of chaos in news reporting, as well as how the group bank fills in the blanks when manipulated by an SP. Those who knew Bailey quite intimately knew his work, they saw all drafts, his beliefs, his personality, and knew he was not bigoted, yet they got manipulated for an agenda which sought to suppress truth, one which actually would have helped more people understand and accept trans people. As mentioned, LRH never stood a chance despite his intentions. And he held up well considering the media, psych, and intel attacks on him and the orgs. True, he was imperfect, he made mistakes in handling the press, his enemies, and even the public and though he should be held accountable, he and the subject are not the monster they are made out to be in the public mind. Furthermore, no matter what time and what subject, this book shows how difficult it is to speak the truth as it is by nature politically incorrect (and I use it in the true sense, not the kind which is offensive for its own sake, which is the opposite side of the same coin as political correctness, and both based in untruth). It’s inspiring to ask questions without a fear of asking in the future one day, despite political correctness stifling.

The book also gives one a lot more understanding and empathy for different minority groups (like us!), as well as how one can become both PTS and SP in this very lifetime. It also provides excellent examples of why finding and data stripping, such as noting altered sequence, dropped time, etc. in the midst of knee jerk reactions (and plain jerk reactions). The book is definitely left leaning and somewhat condescending to those who don’t share the author’s views at times, but the author also lambastes liberal politicians and associations like the APA who kowtow to identity politics as opposed to supporting research and science. And it effectively damns news sources like The New Yorker and a number of others whose fact checkers fail to do their work – just like they failed to do in Going Clear – which unfortunately gives credence to bias and false information as people put their trust in authority and news sources.

Definitely a book worth a look at how the media uses misinformation and bias to turn groups against each other and misrepresent science, as well as how scientists and activists with an agenda mislead the public. Particularly relevant in this social media and internet dominated world today.

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Independent Scientology Milestone Two Reviews Galileo’s Middle Finger by Alice Dreger

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