The Death of Progress: from Disease Outbreaks to Critical Thought

How bad ideas are causing death and suffering in the name of tolerance

David and Collet Stephan: son Ezekiel died from parent's beliefs
David and Collet Stephan: son Ezekiel died from parent’s beliefs

Several recent news articles highlight just how deadly ignorance can be:

In all of these cases, routine and timely medical intervention would prevent tremendous suffering.

It is no coincidence that bad diseases (such as meningitis and measles) and bad ideas (such as Islamism and moral relativism) are currently undermining decades of medical and social progress.

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WTF?: Feminist Glaciology “Science”!

Consider this recent paper out of the University of Oregon:

Glaciers, gender, and science: A feminist glaciology framework for global environmental change research

“feminist glaciology”: really? Yes, it is as crazy as it sounds!

The paper adopts the language of 3rd wave feminism such as “male privilege”, “imperialism”, “colonialism”, “elite masculinities”, “neoliberalism”, “patriarchy”, blah blah blah…

It conflates and intermingles science, feminism, art, politics, and more into another reason to blame patriarchy for everything.

The sad aspect to this, is that it gives climate change deniers one more reason to distrust climate change science. Not cool!

Here is some typical woo from the paper: Continue reading “WTF?: Feminist Glaciology “Science”!”

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