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Hi Cladking, I hear you on this...

It's a shame that orthodoxy has essentially closed the book on such
questions and put away the science that could answer some of the questions.
It's a bigger shame that so little evidence and no ancient books survive.

But frankly, I don't worry about it at all anymore. My view is that the orthodoxy, while relevant in some respects, is so committed to bureaucratic-careerist considerations that to the extent this becomes their priority they are simply irrelevant.

In the old days such dysfunctionalism was far more consequential than it is now, in the age of the Internet, because the orthos no longer control the information channels to the extent they once did. Not even close.

There is a big upside to this, in my opinion. The orthodox academics, or at least the conformist close-minded ones, leave the door wide open for alternative thinkers of quality to till new soil and revisit once abandoned lots.

We are in transition. Old habits endure but they are largely irrelevant in today's day and age. Take youtube tutorials. One can go online and learn a multitude of subjects that would have cost thousand of dollars a decade ago. The young generation knows this and this is where they look first. The older generation does not, by and large.

The more we transition into the digital age, where information is free and not constrained by unspoken political considerations, the more people will wake up to the fact that academia is often not what it is presumed to be... relevant. A tipping point will occur, or so I believe, and the younger generation will know where to look to address their concerns with what academia teaches and what it ignores. The more important issues will quickly be brought to light by social media.

That might actually make academics accountable, which the really aren't these days, at least in significant measure.

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