Want to fix agriculture? Stop with the name-calling — and death threats.
@TamarHaspel

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1/8
First, not to be pedantic or nuthin but I can't remember the last time I came across anybody "anti-science" if that is to mean "against the scientific method". Anti-GMO cites studies all.the.time. They LOVE #science! All day all night.
2/8
If we are trying to be precise we should in the very least perhaps call it pseudoscience. Is THAT helpful? Depends on context and what you’re trying to accomplish. Sometimes I WANT to polarize the conversation, other times I’m looking to win somebody over. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
3/8
So “anti-science” could be employed as some form of tactical maneuver. BUT I sense a more sinister underbelly of this slur. There’s a reason this is popular and we should look at where the power comes from.
4/8
“Science” can be wielded in a way to marginalize. What does that mean for today's society? What are the implications? We should look to the social sciences to contextualize and help move forward in an informed and constructive manner.
5/8
Instead GMO "science" folks have been denying and undermining academic social science fields perpetuating the socio-political fight called “GMO”. The past week has been the clearest example of 1xHBUn6x0G
Natural science plays its part in quelling anxiety over the technical issues of biotech but that’s only half the story. That’s seen as intellectual dishonesty by detractors who understand that to be half the story. But in reality it’s more like ‘unintellectual dishonesty’.
7/8
I've played my fair share in all of this mess. On BOTH sides in fact! 😅 But I think there is a third side emerging. That's prolly gonna come with some growing pains. I'm realizing how much I really don't know, again.
8/8
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