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    SparklingJewelposted 6 years ago

    excerpts from the beginning of the article:

    it is important to realize that the elites' manipulations have reached far deeper into the cultural and scientific spheres than is generally acknowledged.

    science and institutions of higher knowledge... Universities and colleges, which were mostly under the control of the Church until the Renaissance, gradually became more and more associated with the State apparatus. This process accelerated during the 19th Century with the rise of positivism and an increased awareness of the game-changing character of modern science.

    elites realized that they could direct the orientation of future scientific developments by controlling the funding of scientific research and the institutions where scientific knowledge was disseminated. … t-of-Ideas