There are people in our life who come and play a considerable role that we believe is positive, although the life may show that in fact they were multi-personalities who had troubled our life visibly and/or invisibly. Such people even can make you love them and make you believe that they are your future husband/wife or you may decide that the done by them really has value in life. But facing the truth, you begin to wonder how they have positions of authority in society since gradually you recognize in them instead respectful personalities, social evils who harm you, the people around you and society on the whole. As Tommy, a Utah intellectual has stated in an anthropological conversation recently, you cannot live for instance, with wife who lies pathologically. Lie may make you forget about the challenge of future of your children, since family needs empathy at home, while lie itself is antipode of any empathy. The same is in society, but the liars use the social space to harm often without visible evidence or it may take years until one reveals the truth. Tommy caught his wife in a very funny way: when she was in Las Vegas with a friend, he asked her how was dressed, and then addressed the same question on the phone to her friend. The answers were rather different – while his wife represented herself in a casual dress, her friend described her in a most wonderful black official dress. In society the liars are masked, often more sophisticated and harmful since they become even social killers.
Douglas W. Bailey, whose 50th anniversary is coming on Feb 22, has entered the temple of science with serious contributions to Balkan prehistory and prehistoric figurines. From American perspectives his name has become popular as a person who had left behind the terrifying and shaming grey literature of pseudoscience coming from University of California in Berkeley, CA (R. Tringham), which often characterizes the Balkan historiography as well. Bailey entered the science because of a solid education in the USA and in the UK including supervising by Colin Renfrew. However, his personal behavior has made him at some moments the most unpopular anthropologist. And much has been still going on without clear color and consequences.
Today science is thought to be a science of moral people, with healthy moral style of life, dedicated to families and very strong core positive values. However, the social space in this field exemplifies very multicolored picture and dark colors often dominate in many microsocial academic groups. They may spread their negative energy globally, since networking is emblematic of the 21st century science, together with the lost leading position of academism in humanity because problematic ordinarity and negativity, not role-model and exciting extraordinarity and positivity, occupy the social space. Since multi-colored and often negative ordinarity is hosted in the academic social space, many academic authors stay at the door of the temple of science even with series of books and a long list of articles as these authors do not have the understanding of science as an innovation in knowledge and believe that any replication with new evidence or any interpretation of old and/or new evidence is science. In contrast to majority, Bailey has had clear understanding what science is, although lately he seems to have deviated either because of his environment or because he has changed his personality.
From perspectives of future, it is still unclear whether Bailey will fit the ideal role-model of a leading scientist of the 21st century. Whatever one scientist writes does matter only if he/she has perfect behavior. Today we have even most dangerous psychotronic terrorists in science and society does not do anything to stop and punish them. We may learn in future whether Bailey is really a value in culture or just one of those authors who had used the gap of missing of quality literature in and on the Balkans to write something that even may not be considered as a value in the context of global humanity just because it is important not what nice you do today but whether it is or not at the expenses of humanity.