The de-colonization of science. Really…

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4 Responses to “The de-colonization of science. Really…”

  1. Rita Says:

    That evil Einstein – and what’s more he was Jewish – do they know that? They would probably think he should have been put into a stew and eaten before he did all that bad colonising science…. Note to self: DO NOT make any comments about “going back up the trees”…. or ….. “have they ever come down the trees” …. etc.

  2. CodeSlinger Says:

    Xanthippa:

    This may be shocking – shameful, in fact – but certainly not surprising.

    As I have pointed out elsewhere on this site, the roots of such travesties can be found in the writings of leading progressive academics, like feminist Dr. Kelly Oliver, the W. Alton Jones Chair of Philosophy and Professor of Women’s Studies at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. Take, for example, her paper

    Oliver, K, 1989: Keller’s gender/science system: is the philosophy of science to science as science is to nature? Hypatia, 3(3):137-148.

    The abstract reads

    I argue that although in “The Gender/Science System,” Keller intends to formulate a middle ground position in order to open science to feminist criticisms without forcing it into relativism, she steps back into objectivism. While she endorses the dynamic-object model for science, she endorses the static-object model for philosophy of science. I suggest that by modeling her methodology for philosophy on her methodology for science her philosophy would better serve her feminist goals.

    And the paper ends with the following paragraph:

    I propose that in order to be revolutionary, feminist theory cannot claim to describe what exists, or, “natural facts.” Rather, feminist theories should be political tools, strategies for overcoming oppression in specific concrete situations. The goal, then, of feminist theory, should be to develop strategic theories – not true theories, not false theories, but strategic theories. This strategy for theory making does away with the monodimensional power structure which polarizes all theories as either true or false. Theory legitimation no longer rests with the absolute authority of the Truth of nature. Nature itself becomes a function of a complex network of strategies of individual, and communities of, scientists and theorists. This is not to suggest that all of these strategies are conscious or intentional to all of those who employ them. Feminist theories, on the other hand, can be conscious strategies with which to undermine and dissolve the oppressive “strategy” of patriarchy, one part of which is the construction of the absolute authority of recalcitrant nature.

    This paper is not the product of some extremist fringe. It presents mainstream cultural Marxist thought. It was published in a peer-reviewed sociology journal, by a highly-respected feminist who holds professorships in Philosophy, African-American Diaspora Studies, Film Studies, and Women’s and Gender Studies.

    Papers like this one prove that these “Minority Studies” are not legitimate academic disciplines; they are arenas for the formulation and execution of strategies to undermine and destroy the White Christian Hetero-Patriarchy – meaning, all of Western culture.

    They say so in their own words.

    And now we see the results: an entire generation has been indoctrinated to believe that the very ideas of fact, truth, reason and objectivity are nothing but oppressive strategies of the White Christian Hetero-Patriarchy.

    This belief renders free speech irrelevant, because in the absence of objective rationality no amount of speech can lead to resolution of differences.

    Hence, there remains only force.

    Which is precisely what the left is now resorting to.

    This is going to get ugly.

    Very. Very. Ugly.

    • xanthippa Says:

      What is even more ‘problematic’ is that female Islamists have deeply penetrated these feminist/identity cult circles. The are fluent in their language and are subverting it for the purpose of imposing Sharia on all of us.

      I’ve attended several events where I saw this first hand.

      It is very, very frightening – I cannot describe the level of evil this has already reached.

    • CodeSlinger Says:

      Well, this is exactly how we expected the unnatural union of progressives and Islamists to turn out.

      The man is at the door, and the average Canadian is still blissfully unaware of the looming danger.


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