On finally facing the Enquiry Centre, I saw that it consisted of three parts, representing successive stages in its evolution. The oldest section exhibited the brutalist style typical of many British university buildings of the 1960s and early ’70s. McKean and Walker describe it as “a muscular medieval fortress”, and its concrete buttresses and small windows…
Noam Chomsky and Bob Black offer contrasting forms of anarchism with very different attitudes to democracy. Black’s version may be more coherent as anarchism, but Chomsky’s might have a better chance of altering the trajectory of human social evolution.
A long excerpt from chapter two of Mikhail Bakunin’s ‘God and the State. I like the way Bakunin draws out the authoritarian parallels between experts and clergy.
Open Science advocates want to accelerate scientific discovery, but should we instead emphasise opening up decision-making around the direction of scientific discovery?