Yes, I had read about all three of those ^^
"Ministry of Truth" here we come.
We have to realise that these things are accompanied by - could not happen without - an abandonment of reason
. It's not technocracy per se
, its political fascism based on whatever "scientific" model they find most convenient or expedient to promulgate their objectives (e.g., the school board banning books that risk factually contradicting/refuting the politically correct and unsubstantial propaganda or religio-political ideology).
It's not much different to people wanting to ban the teaching of evolutionary theory
in schools because it conflicts with their preferred religio-political ideology. (And please don't try to tell me that the Old Testament is a theoretical treatise.)
Judging by some of the nonsense that some people spout, I often wonder whether we as a species are hard-wired, as it were, so that we are unable to resist believing in imaginary things
- be they fairies, djins, God, the non-existence of God, life after death, non-life after death, Heaven and Hell, or whatever - to the extent that we feel obliged to convert others to our beliefs and are intellectually intolerant of anyone holding any conflicting views (theory or belief).
The documented history of wars from ancient to modern times shows an essential and unpleasant truth that, whenever one sees a situation where a power group holds an absolute intolerance of other groups'/people's credible reasoning, views or beliefs, it was generally followed by some form of sacrifice and forceful reinforcement of "the correct" views/behaviours, punishable by death to the unreformable unbelievers.
There is a near-perfect model of this kind of dichotomy in Nature. If you've ever seen a video of a cuckoo chick in its host's nest, pushing out everything - including the eggs of the host birds and/or their hatched young - then you have witnessed a highly successful survival behaviour. It is instinctive. The chick cannot abide having anything else in the nest, and even has a specially-hollowed out dent in its back to assist in the expulsion of other objects from the nest. The tiny host-parents wear themselves out trying to feed the voracious giant parasite that they believe is their offspring.
Now consider the paradigm
in one's mind as being somewhat akin to that cuckoo chick. Within the radius of control of the mind, there must be no conflicting paradigms
Except that, with humans, it doesn't stop there - the radius of control expands and extends far outside of one's head and other people must
think similarly, or else there'll be trouble. Typically that's likely to mean that someone's probably going to have to be jailed, beaten up or worse, even killed.
At root, it's simply another manifestation of Ahamkara
If anything has been demonstrated in this discussion thread, it is that the truth of science has continually and consistently been perverted by fraud and/or religio-political ideology and unreason, to the extent that no-one can read about scientific research any more without a huge dollop of skepticism.
A corrupt peer review of a corrupt science cannot somehow "make it true", no matter how hard and shrill the desperate cry that "There is consensus. See? We are all agreed! And it's all been peer reviewed, so it must be true!"