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Evergreen PoMo: Stop trying to “get” science. It is white supremacy.

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Of course we knew the PoMos would get round to this. From John Sexton at Hot Air, quoting a now hard-to-find memo from Evergreen College:

Earlier this week, some graffiti was spotted on campus that sought to couterpose intersectionality and the sciences, equating the latter with white supremacy. Facilities staff have completed the chore of cleaning up the graffiti.

The slur against the sciences, however interpreted, is offensive and disappointing to see given the values we espouse and our shared commitment to equity and interdisciplinarity. Using graffiti to condemn one discipline or summarilty dismiss one group in favor of others runs counter to these values. Evergreen strives to bring multiple lenses into our work, to afford respect to all who are here and will continue to do so. Whoever made the graffiti seems not to understand or respect these central tenents of our college More.

Bret Weinstein, who used to teach biology at Evergreen College saved the memo and also wrote president George Bridges, reports

“George, During the @EvergreenStCol riots, students of color were chastised as traitors for studying science, science faculty were hunted, and you ordered campus police to stay out of it. Don’t pretend this graffiti is surprising. These are your chickens, home to roost.”

Stephen Hawking’s death today offers a sobering reminder: The world Hawking leaves behind is increasingly committed to a war on fact, evidence, mathematics, and science in favor of PoMo Cool.

Of course, this isn’t really about white supremacy. It is about a world where facts matter.  PoMos’ find it difficult to wage war on facts openly, so they package their assaults as a war on something unpopular, like white supremacy.

Never mind disputes over evolution. It’s now down to the right to teach biology as if facts even matter.

One would like to think that this is the end of the line for PoMo but unfortunately,

Cue: Riots tolerated. Background effects: Big Science helpless silence.

See also: Yes, the Jordan Peterson riots are coming to science too


New AAAS prez wants input re skepticism about science Okay. Four observations from UD News: … Truth is, we’re not short of “forces for science” just now. That’s why people are making fun of the concept.

Speaking of white supremacy, who was that 19th Century author (a white MALE supremacist, if I recall) who included the phrase, "on the preservation of favoured races", in the subtitle to his opus magnum? Hopefully, Post-Naturalism will succeed Post-Modernism in the very near future. Battman
PoMo? aarceng
News, if a Lenin thinks you are a useful idiot, you are in a lot deeper trouble than you imagine. KF kairosfocus
What a mess from Video of Weinstein's own words. Starting at 16:20 minute mark. No wonder everyone is acting out on hatred. They're taught racism is genetic, it's in our genes. So we must have a "race" gene now along with all other "feeling" genes in our genome. And while he advocates we must overcome our genes, he misses the broader point of his own misguided teachings that leads to subjective emotive, evolutionary psychological babble. "...my point to students for years and years..., evolution itself has set you up to prefer people who are more closely related to you than people who are more distantly related to you." Well, if "evolution" set us up who are we to overcome if materialist? "and that means we all have latent racism waiting to emerge if we do not confront ourselves" "latent" race genes? "It's about recognizing that your genes want something" Oh my, our genes determine our mind and therefore our thoughts and our eventual actions. Weinstein is his own worst enemy, is he not? His genes have forced him to believe this. He has no choice. So which Gene is the "Overcomer" Gene in his scenario? Can any evolutionist point out the latent race gene and the overcomer gene? "What i say to my students is what your genes want cannot be defended" "That is my central message." or Central Dogma? "My point is we are a danger to ourselves" We were set free over 2,000 years ago from this. I wonder if he's ever read... Galations 3:28 "There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus." Galations 3:3 "Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh?" Acts 17:26 "He made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the surface of the eretz, having determined appointed seasons, and the boundaries of their dwellings..," If our "gene(s)" make us do it, then we are all in trouble. But if by Spirit, we overcome the flesh. And if we can overcome desires of the flesh, then our genes do not control us. Central Dogma is license to give up and give in. Yet he appeals to overcoming genes by the power of what? Another gene? The "overcomer" gene. DATCG
Guys, in the present day, a few serious roars from Big Science about the usefulness to science of people who riot against biology profs would make a huge difference. But we hear crickets. While this disaster unfolds, they obsess around trivia like the Florida public school curriculum. When did the Florida curriculum (whatever it says) unleash a riot against the biology teacher? Doesn't silence give consent? News
News @2, What step are we on this Mad, Mad, Mad Leninist, Mad Marx-March off the cliff? The enabling of feelings over facts, rabid rants over rational review and totalitarian tantrums over tolerant discourse is a sure Dictatorial disaster in the making. Though I suspect we don't see it in our day, future generations of the West may implode. DATCG
Leftists have been on the warpath for decades. Counterforces are now rising up against them. Can the United States and Europe survive the increasingly hostile clashes? No. Both will be forever changed. Forever scarred. Truth Will Set You Free
kairosfocus at 1: But, as Lenin would say useful idiots. News
Idiots. kairosfocus

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