One of my favorite articles ever is about :

“Somehow a highly-trained group of scientists at the start of the 20th century knew less about scurvy than the average sea captain in Napoleonic times [150+ years before]” — (pronounced Match-eyy Tchaikovsky), at

You should read it. In 1750 the Royal Navy had eliminated scurvy via a teaspoon of lemon juice per sailor per day. In 1910 polar explorers were dying of scurvy and nobody knew how to prevent it.


My point tonight is—the above regression was in *science*.

Just imagine how much society can regress in terms of human rights, freedoms, and equality.

@22 Siloing of data, probably for national interests is terrible.


sadly no need to imagine
evidence of regression abounds

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