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.