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 idlewords.com/2010/03/scott_an

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.

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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.

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sadly no need to imagine
evidence of regression abounds

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