Pranksters or Heroes?

Posted by Vinay 1 month ago to Education
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Scammers, pranksters, or heroes?
What do you think? I think heroes.

"However, what are broadly known as “grievance studies” (where grievances are attributed to a collective and a political solution is prefabricated) seemed to me a postmodernist trick."

Thus, I concurred with philosopher Roger Scruton that they are fake subjects “constructed around an ideology” for “the pursuit of political conformity.”

"Academe’s Snowdens submitted 20 papers, ever more nonsensical, had 7 acceptances and 7 in review (revise and resubmit typically leads to acceptance) at the top journals in the hallowed field of grievance studies. Some of the fictitious authors even got invited to “peer review” others. How come? Because they submitted papers with inferences no more outlandish than what’s already published; indeed, they mimicked what was already out there."
SOURCE URL: http://www.thesavvystreet.com/are-grievance-studies-a-scientific-hoax/


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  • Posted by Lucky 1 month ago
    I have read this article (!) It was not easy, loud laughter and snorting caused my eyes to mist.

    I particularly liked the terms-
    latent gender neutrality, transhysteria, homohysteria, metasexual violence, and positionality.

    The new expressions are not so much useful in themselves as they are examples in how to torture language to sound erudite.

    "So you ask … can we not just de-fund grievance studies to stop this nonsense?"
    I did not see this point answered, what with my eyes under water, but my answer is no.
    Stupidity, nonsense, and fraud are deep seated in human nature, perhaps there are some evolutionary advantages. But, stopping the money, at least that part from government, will reduce it.

    four men who watched (finally, the statistically significant) 2,328 hours of hardcore pornography over the course of one year.
    Over 11 hours a week, a serious challenge for those suffering from male-competitivity. Could this be adapted into an Olympic sport?

    More than 1984 I am reminded of The Glass Bead Game by Hermann Hesse.
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  • Posted by  $  jlc 3 weeks, 6 days ago
    There are so many things wrong with this that it was wonderful. I could not keep track, let alone keep score.

    Jan
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  • Posted by chad 3 weeks, 6 days ago
    Without funding by government (non-consensual) it would be a miracle if these idiots could convince enough people to fund their 'research', although they still might press on with their own funds. Makes me tired to read such nonsense and frustrated that I wasted my time.
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  • Posted by  $  Olduglycarl 1 month ago
    (postmodern trick): Yes, here to fore called: The “Hegelian Dialectic" , Create a (problem) wait for a (reaction) apply (a 'pre determined' solution.).
    Now that the ruse has been exposed as intended, we all should be able to see that all these critters are wack-a-do!
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