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Political Correctness and Truth: a study in Contrasts
Herman King  August 1, 2010

During the days of Galileo, the advancement of truth was obstructed by church dogma, it wasn't what science said that mattered, it was what the church pronounced that mattered. Today we have a similar situation. Political correctness, a kind of ideological religion, has usurped scientific objectivity. It's not truth that matters, it's what is politically correct. Two noble institutions--the Smithsonian Institution and the National Geographic Institute--decided against truth in favor of political correctness. The Smithsonian tried to pressure its own forensic scientist, world renown anthropologist Doug Owsley, and a few cohorts, to withdraw their legal challenge to study the remains of Kennewick Man, a nearly complete Caucasian skeleton found in the Columbia River basin in 1996 that predated the Asiatic crossing of the Bering Strait. Local Indian Tribes wanted to bury it as one of their own as they had done on previous occasions. But no ancestral connection could be made and the federal courts found in favor of the scientists. The bones remain in custody of the Army Corps of Engineers, a curious decision since the Corps destroyed the original site where the skeleton was found. As for the duplicity of National Geographic, in 2005 the editor let slip on the contents page that the latest cat scan of King Tut's mummy showed that he was primarily Caucasian. A couple of months later that editor "resigned." Nearly all of academia know about Kennewick Man and King Tut but remain for the most part silent. So much for science, history and truth.