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Science succumbing to the PC virus?

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From Zach Risdon at The Rebel:

We generally think that those who push politically correct agendas on campus congregate in the social sciences. These people are annoying, but surely they have little influence on society as a whole, or more specifically, within medicine and science — fields focused on creating, discovering and building technology for the betterment of human existence, right?

Well, I hate to break it to you, but the answer is an emphatic “no!”

For example, the University of Calgary Department of Anthropology offers a course entitled “Sex and Gender.” As a student in that same department and college, my experience there has been almost always positive. However, this course is an exception. Here is the course outline as stated on the syllabus:

“This course will survey some of the similarities and differences from other animal species and how we vary across human cultures, through an examination of sex (theory of sexual selection and how males and females are genetically distinct) and gender (socially constructed ideas on men and women). Though the roles of both men and women will be studied, the focus will be more on women.”

I was excited to learn more about the principles of sexual selection and how Darwinian evolution shaped the roles of males and females into what they are today. Primate evolution is what I study, after all.More.

Yeah, we all guessed it at once.

The course turned out to be an epic rant about women in science.

As for the principles of sexual selection, some of us aren’t sure they exist and think Darwinian evolution is toast for a number of reasons.

But Zach, don’t believe us. Save your loonies and twonies, and go to the Royal Society’s rethinking evolution meet in the fall.

The real program is more fun.

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7 Replies to “Science succumbing to the PC virus?

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    Robert Byers says:

    PC is not the word anymore.
    Its the use of a peoples universities to promote one identity of same people over another. It is a wicked attack on men paid for by men.
    All feminism courses should be illegal as they are a attack upon a identity group without same group getting legal defence. Its literally illegal.
    Any school course promoting one identity and /or attacking another is just plain old slander. First there must be a trial and only if the men are found guilty then can these feminists use public funds/buildings or in anyway publically attack men.
    The problem is men do not have rights as men but only as citizens and so not defended when attacked.
    If men prevail over women in anything then its fair and square unless shown otherwise,. The RESULTS of percentages is not evidence of wrongdoing or being in any way wrong or undesirable.
    men are more motivated then women as we were created that way and it will show up in competition of ability or plain interests.
    The philosophy of equal results, which they ignore when it is in their favour, is not a moral and intellectual binding conclusion on our society or laws.
    If identity controls ability then it does. Its not a roll of the dice.
    If it doesn’t then any result is right due to many reasons.
    anyways the people never consented to the equal results philosophy.
    Men need compensation from the WICKED feminist movement that has attacked us, robbed us, and threaten human civilization.
    The government is guilty also.

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    bornagain77 says:

    OT: In Christianity it is held that there are two very different eternities. A heavenly eternity and a hellish eternity. And unlike the virtual infinity of other universes postulated in Multiverse, Inflation and String/M theories, which are naturalistic theories for which we have no scientific evidence, we actually do have fairly strong scientific evidence for heavenly and hellish eternities from Special Relativity and General Relativity respectively.
    Moreover, what science has revealed to us about these two very different eternities finds an amazing correspondence to heavenly and hellish Near Death Experience testimonies

    Special Relativity and General Relativity compared to Heavenly and Hellish Near Death Experiences – video
    https://www.facebook.com/philip.cunningham.73/videos/vb.100000088262100/1113745045305094/?type=2&theater

    Moreover, that radical difference in eternities, and the entropic concerns associated with those two very different eternities, is one of the main reasons why mathematicians and physicists cannot find the quote unquote ‘Theory of Everything’.

    The Resurrection of Jesus Christ from the Dead is the correct solution for the “Theory of Everything” – video
    https://www.facebook.com/philip.cunningham.73/videos/vb.100000088262100/1121720701174195/?type=2&theater

    Moreover, The belief that there should be a unification between General Relativity and Quantum Mechanics does not even follow from the math anyway, but is a belief that is born first and foremost out of Theistic presuppositions.

    Cantor, Gödel, & Turing: Incompleteness of Mathematics – video (excerpted from BBC’s ‘Dangerous Knowledge’ documentary)
    https://www.facebook.com/philip.cunningham.73/videos/vb.100000088262100/1119397401406525/?type=2&theater

    The Limits Of Reason – Gregory Chaitin – 2006
    Excerpt: Unlike Gödel’s approach, mine is based on measuring information and showing that some mathematical facts cannot be compressed into a theory because they are too complicated. This new approach suggests that what Gödel discovered was just the tip of the iceberg: an infinite number of true mathematical theorems exist that cannot be proved from any finite system of axioms.
    http://www.umcs.maine.edu/~chaitin/sciamer3.pdf

    BRUCE GORDON: Hawking’s irrational arguments – October 2010
    Excerpt: ,,,The physical universe is causally incomplete and therefore neither self-originating nor self-sustaining. The world of space, time, matter and energy is dependent on a reality that transcends space, time, matter and energy.
    This transcendent reality cannot merely be a Platonic realm of mathematical descriptions, for such things are causally inert abstract entities that do not affect the material world,,,
    Rather, the transcendent reality on which our universe depends must be something that can exhibit agency – a mind that can choose among the infinite variety of mathematical descriptions and bring into existence a reality that corresponds to a consistent subset of them. This is what “breathes fire into the equations and makes a universe for them to describe.” Anything else invokes random miracles as an explanatory principle and spells the end of scientific rationality.,,,
    Universes do not “spontaneously create” on the basis of abstract mathematical descriptions, nor does the fantasy of a limitless multiverse trump the explanatory power of transcendent intelligent design. What Mr. Hawking’s contrary assertions show is that mathematical savants can sometimes be metaphysical simpletons. Caveat emptor.
    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Gb75eVQyt3wU0Pwcl5nes4N2axenxQKZa4pYxSSeGzk/edit

    The God of the Mathematicians – Goldman
    Excerpt: As Gödel told Hao Wang, “Einstein’s religion [was] more abstract, like Spinoza and Indian philosophy. Spinoza’s god is less than a person; mine is more than a person; because God can play the role of a person.”
    – Kurt Gödel – (Gödel is considered one of the greatest mathematicians/logicians who ever existed)
    http://www.firstthings.com/art.....ematicians

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    bornagain77 says:

    As well, with the recent advent of ‘quantum biology’, there is even very strong evidence from modern science that we do indeed have an eternal soul

    Molecular Biology – 19th Century Materialism meets 21st Century Quantum Mechanics – video
    https://www.facebook.com/philip.cunningham.73/videos/vb.100000088262100/1141908409155424/?type=2&theater

    Scientific evidence that we do indeed have an eternal soul – video
    https://www.facebook.com/philip.cunningham.73/videos/vb.100000088262100/1116313858381546/?type=2&theater

    Moreover, if naturalism actually were true we would be wind up ‘epistemological failure’ and science would be impossible in the first place. (Boltzmann Brain, Plantinga’s Evolutionary Argument Against Naturalism, and Pearcey’s Darwin’s Robots).
    In fact, modern science was uniquely born out of the Christian worldview alone and therefore it should not be that surprising that the correct solution for the much sought after ‘theory of everything in modern science finds its successful resolution in Christ’s resurrection from death.

    The Resurrection of Jesus Christ from Death as the “Theory of Everything” – video
    https://www.facebook.com/philip.cunningham.73/videos/vb.100000088262100/1143437869002478/?type=2&theater

    Verse and Music:

    Colossians 1:15-20
    The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.

    Steven Curtis Chapman – Lord of the Dance (Live)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDXbvMcMbU0

    supplemental notes

    Shroud of Turin: From discovery of Photographic Negative, to 3D Information, to Quantum Hologram – video
    https://www.facebook.com/philip.cunningham.73/videos/vb.100000088262100/1119619634717635/?type=2&theater

    Journey to the Center of the Universe – video
    https://www.facebook.com/philip.cunningham.73/videos/vb.100000088262100/1117271911619074/?type=2&theater

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    bornagain77 says:

    for the cliff notes version just watch this one:

    The Resurrection of Jesus Christ from Death as the “Theory of Everything” – video
    https://www.facebook.com/philip.cunningham.73/videos/vb.100000088262100/1143437869002478/?type=2&theater

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    The correct link for Goldman’s article The God of Mathematicians is:

    http://www.firstthings.com/art.....ematicians

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