“China’s Openness no One-Way Alley” highlights a revealing and shameful situation: Most of those who pretend to support a larger role for science, secular politics, and society’s rational managing of existential threats like overpopulation, are not just silent, but outright dismissive about the very country where science, secularism, and rational sociology are taken most seriously. However, addressing politicized “science bloggers” who mainly ride a fashion wave to exploit a growing market niche, or addressing their consumer base, a proud information age mob that demands to be told daily that they are the best and special, well, that strategy has not exactly proven useful.


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