COVID Follies

I feel like I’m in a particularly unrealistic SF novel. The oppressors are supposed to provide ‘bread & circuses.’ In real life, denying people bread & circuses and—here’s the SF part—propaganda makes the people want their own deprivation!


The theory that science should be falsifiable is a philosophical (not scientific) theory about science. It can be replaced by other theories about the uses, purposes, and nature of science.

One alternative: the socialist theory of science in which science should serve the people, which means to serve the party which controls the government.