Education prof: Upend science to benefit the oppressed
|October 18, 2018||Posted by News under Culture, Intelligent Design, science education|
Published in a Springer journal:
Another University of Alberta professor published a piece in the Canadian Journal of Science, Math, Technology, and Education, saying that to simply teach students science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) is objectively bad, apparently because it cultivates, and I am listing this directly from the document:
“[P]atriarchy, heteronormativity, white supremacy, Eurocentrism, (neo-)colonialism, ableism, classism, labor inequity, anthropocentrism, and/or others.”Keean Bexte, “University of Alberta prof calls for upheaval of science to benefit the “oppressed”” at Rebel Media
It has been argued many times over the course of decades and across diverse paradigms that science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education practices-as-usual (re)produce systems of dominance: be it patriarchy, heteronormativity, white supremacy, Eurocentrism, (neo-)colonialism, able-ism, classism, labor inequity, anthropocentrism, and/or others. Thankfully, there are many who are doing the critical and creative work of (re)opening STEM education to the possibility of eco-social justice to-come through a plurality of productive approaches, orientations, and stances: anti-oppressive, anti-racist and critical race-based, decolonizing and de/colonizing, queer, Indigenous, gender-equitable, post-colonial, community-based and participatory, critical place-based, inter-species, and many more.
Yes. We are a long way from tools of oppression like the Pythagorean theorem and force = mass x acceleration.
One gets the impression that many people in science think that the social justice warriors are not serious and that after a certain point, they will just go away. That is the mistake of the people in science.
Going away is not the SJWs reputation elsewhere. Consider the social sciences: Did the Sokal hoax, now over twenty years old, result in any change? Social scientists were hoaxed again recently, by totally crazy stuff, and still don’t – and really can’t – care.
It stays crazy because the capacity for reform is a target of the infestation.
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See also: The rigor mortis of science: The war on measurement itself has commenced
Sokal hoaxes strike social sciences again
Which side will atheists choose in the war on science? They need to re-evaluate their alliance with progressivism, which is doing science no favours.