Part 5 of 8
This section is about the misuse of knowledge. A group of scientists may knowingly falsely present or conceal vital knowledge to advance their ideological cause or belief, or to conform to Governments’ adverse military objectives. As a guardian against the misuse of power the role of Parliament or the Senate is stuck in an adolescent stage that never seems to really grow up into the full maturity of a democracy governed by referendum. Referendum politics is perennially postponed.
Indeed Mr Monbiot, there is hope of a new renaissance, but not new enough to look beyond the fallacy of the supremacy of man that was all too hastily brought in by the rationalists of the first renaissance.