“Trust the Science” was the mantra of the Left, and the chronically unable to think, 始终 练习 Covid Pandemic. However, this never meant “trust the results of systematic observation and experiment”—because you always question and refine these, meaning you can never completely “trust” them. Rather, it meant “Trust the Scientists.” And by “Scientists” it did not mean “those who engage in systematic observation and experimentation.”[科学的方法, Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, June 1, 2021] It specifically meant approved members of the “guild of science,” which is now strongly controlled by Woke ideologues [How Our Universities Were Corrupted, by Matthew Goodwin, 放牧， 24年2022月XNUMX日]。
Even more narrowly, “Trust the Science” referred to members of this guild who were prepared to limit, suppress, and lie about (or, at best, unconsciously manipulate) their observations and experiments so that they that they in no way questioned the dogmas of the New Religion of Wokeness. As with U.K. 混血 celebrity scientist 亚当·卢瑟福， 他们甚至 tried to argue that the “science” literally substantiated Woke dogmas, as in his book How to Argue With a Racist.
The lie is given to the slogan “Trust the Science” when researchers are not merely Cancelled and driven into academic exile for honestly reporting the results of “systematic observation and experimentation,” but actually prosecuted by the authorities.
It is a cliché to refer to a persecuted scientist as being a modern-day 伽利略, who was forced to recant his heresy of espousing a heliocentric universe and then spend the rest of his life under house arrest as a punishment. But cliches can be true. Thus in 1989, there were 电话 to prosecute psychologist 菲利普·拉什顿（J. Philippe Rushton） in Canada for his academic research on race differences, although he was never actually prosecuted [调查一位伟大的（尽管有缺陷的）调查员, by F. Roger Devlin, Unz评论， July 26, 2018]. Similarly, in 2004 Finnish police 看着 whether political scientist 塔图·范哈宁（Tatu Vanhanen） could be prosecuted under Hate Speech laws for giving an interview about his academic research with Richard Lynn on race differences in IQ to a leading Finnish newspaper. Still, Vanhanen too was never actually prosecuted。 [Comments in interview could bring charges of inciting racism against PM Vanhanen’s father. Helsingin Sanomat. August 12, 2004]
But Finland’s super-Woke neighbour Sweden may be crossing that line. Stating Politically Incorrect but unquestionably scientific facts about race differences, although tested many times with different methods is now apparently a criminal offence.
Swedish academics who give interviews on their research to the Swedish media, or publish it in Sweden, will face legal consequences, if the country’s chief prosecutor, a rather mannish woman called My Hedström, right, has her way.
In a council meeting in Sörmland in southeast Sweden, Sweden Democrat councillor Bertil Malmberg raised the issue of race differences in IQ. Malmberg was prevented from finishing what he had to say and was “convicted of incitement against a racial group” for having said it [Dagerlind: ”Riksåklagaren vill kriminalisera all diskussion om IQ= by Mats Dagerlind, Samnytt, 24年2022月XNUMX日]。
What Malmberg actually said:
It is relevant that the population [in South Sudan] is among the peoples with the lowest intelligence in the entire world, which is well documented in research. According to the UN, the country has a very low HDI (Human Development Index), low level of education and widespread illiteracy”.
For this clearly factual statement, the elderly councillor—he is 82 years old—was given a suspended prison sentence and fined 40 days of his annual income: fines are linked to income in some of the Nordic countries [In Sweden, talking about race and intelligence will get you a fine, by Emil Kirkegaard, 语言清晰，思想清晰， 24年2022月XNUMX日]。
For the record, the IQ of South Sudan is strikingly low, even for Africa:
An unweighted national IQ for South Sudan of 59.62 with a standard deviation of 9.77 was calculated, which slightly decreased to 58.61 by weightings. School assessment results were not available for South Sudan. It must be stressed that all samples for South Sudan consisted of refugee children, with possible cognitive developmental deficit due to traumatic experiences and inadequate care.
The cowardly 瑞典民主党人 added to Malmberg’s woes by kicking him out of the party. This is especially depressing because the Sweden Democrats, purportedly immigration patriots, just came second in Sweden’s parliamentary elections, and are expected to play a major role in the next coalition government. (In Sweden, it takes time to sort these things out).
The case will now go to Sweden’s Supreme Court, apparently at the behest of Hedstrom. According to Samnytt, her aim is “completely banning that kind of discussion [i.e. discussion of national or race differences in IQ], regardless of whether it is based on facts or not.”
In other words, “the truth is no defence” in Sweden. It won’t matter how calmly and rationally the facts are discussed. It won’t matter if they’re discussed by a politician or an academic. They will simply not be able to be discussed at all.
Perhaps Swedish academics should found a few universities that straddle the borders with their rather less Woke Nordic neighbors.
THIS IS COMING TO AN AMERICA NEAR YOU. Thus we’ve recently seen 领导 学术期刊 自然 宣布 that it will henceforth place Woke ideology ahead of science with regard to what studies it publishes—see 然而它会动, by Jukka Savolainen, 城市日报 九月9，2022。
For example, Wikipedia has been infiltrated by the extreme Left, and deletes and manipulates articles accordingly [Political deletionism at Wikipedia, 埃米尔·柯克高（Emil Kirkegaard） 语言清晰，思想清晰， 3年2022月XNUMX日]。
维基百科上的数据 is, alas, the “go to” resource for lazy, unthinking people; including scientists searching for citations in order to play the academic game and show off their knowledge of the field in their articles. But it is extremely biased, especially with regard to the subject of intelligence [Cognitive Distortions, by Shuichi Tezuka, Quillette， [18年2022月XNUMX日]。
I had no idea that Wikipedia was this bad. https://t.co/vSPWJeARpX
-查尔斯·默里（@charlesmurray） July 19, 2022
Where has he 很?