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    Imagine you held a belief so fervently that it superseded everything else in your life came above every other value principle or claim that you were exposed to for this almighty worldview and belief system was of utmost importance And imagine that the subject of your unyielding faith was unfortunately built upon faulty ideas flawed understand

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    Another dreary attack by physics cultists on the humanities Gross wants to defend science and though the enemies of science these days are on the Right climate change deniers anti evolutionists his targets are postmodernist and post structuralist thinkers of the academic Left He seems to be terrified of studies that look at science in a cultural context or of critical theory that asks who gets to define and impose knowledge in so

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    The Higher Superstition The Academic Left and Its uarrels with Science by Paul R Gross and Norman Levitt reveals the terrifying irrationality of the left wing elites that control the universities and the bullying tactics they use to enforce political correctness Silly French intellectual fads such as postmodernism have of course done much of the damage and Gross and Levitt have a good deal of fun demolishing thier follies They were also

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    I'm pulled in two uite different directions by this book so any endorsement comes with significant reservations First I must say that I largely agree with the primary thesis of this book postmodernists cultural constructivists radical environmentalists and other ideological groups in academia have put forth distressing inaccurate and poorly informed critiues of science or else have co opted science when it c

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    This is a really good book Academia is really full of crap these days Case in point uackademic medicine So called alternative medicine taught by reputable medical institutions There are pockets of real science being done here and there but the rest of it is all sell out fads and ideology And that's coming from a dyed in

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    Two smug conservatives go yah boo sucks at leftie straw men That's not uite an accurate summary of this book but it conjures up perfectly my feelings all the while I was reading it revulsion at the abominably orotund and self congratu

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    This is the hardest I've laughed for any book in my 2017 reading theme Higher Superstition is a wickedly perceptive takedown of the absurdities of the academic postmodern left and their perspectivist critiue of science Gross and Levitt defend the epistemological integrity of science from the relativist onslaught with a biting wit and a cava

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    Skip this one I am biased in favor of the overall thesis but the presentation is exceedingly dry The authors are aping the puffed up language of those they are attacking and 250 pages is far too long for that particular joke When the authors simply summarize work they waded through while they were preparing the book the reader is treated to such gems as Hunter Adams an apparently respected academic who in his z

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    This was a fairly interesting read Basically written in response to what many scientists view as an attack on the

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    The target of this book postmodernism has thankfully dwindled in uantity and influence as its absurdities became undeniable Much of the book's relevance thus is past Still many of the arguments still apply to today's post truth attitudes Plus the take downs are fun to readHowever Gross and Levitt seriously fail with one of their arguments In arguing about extremist claims of the environmental movement they consider probability of

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L disciplines and areas of expertise In Higher Superstition scientists Paul Gross and Norman Levitt raise serious uestions about the growing criticism This is a really good book Academia is really full of crap these days Case in point uackademic medicine So called alternative medicine taught by reputable medical institutions There are pockets of real science being done here and there but the rest of it is all sell out fads and ideology And that s coming from a dyed in the wool lefty mind you All You Need Is Less point uackademic medicine So called alternative medicine taught by reputable medical institutions There are Aru Shah and the Song of Death (A Pandava Novel Book 2) (Pandava Series) pockets of real science being done here and there but the rest of it is all sell out fads and ideology And that s coming from a dyed in the wool lefty mind you

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Of science by humanists and social scientists on the academic left This paperback edition of Higher Superstition includes a new afterword by the author This was a fairly interesting read Basically written in response to what many scientists view as an attack on the foundations of science from the academic left which is generally identified as post modernism Right off the bat they authors make clear their distaste of when social schools of thought interfere and attempt to put a spin on the scientific method Some culprits include multiculturalism feminism and environmentalism They clearly did a lot of research into this and do a good job of putting together their arguments on how each attempt by postmodernists to label science as simply a social construct are flawed Not sure i m totally convinced but they do bring up some good points As with everything else balance is the correct key It really isn t a contest between the academic left and right that matters So two elitist academic extremes are arguing What does this mean for the real world for the public I wish there was a bit of that discussion Ended up just as too much of a political treatise Mon patron voulait que je tape les seins nus paperback edition of Higher Superstition includes a new afterword by the author This was a fairly interesting read Basically written in response to what many scientists view as an attack on the foundations of science from the academic left which is generally identified as His Christmas Cowgirl (Wildflower Ranch post modernism Right off the bat they authors make clear their distaste of when social schools of thought interfere and attempt to The Doctors Dating Bargain put a spin on the scientific method Some culprits include multiculturalism feminism and environmentalism They clearly did a lot of research into this and do a good job of The Collection putting together their arguments on how each attempt by Whispers of Feathers postmodernists to label science as simply a social construct are flawed Not sure i m totally convinced but they do bring up some good Mount série tome 3 - L'empire du mal points As with everything else balance is the correct key It really isn t a contest between the academic left and right that matters So two elitist academic extremes are arguing What does this mean for the real world for the Entrepreneurial Vernacular public I wish there was a bit of that discussion Ended up just as too much of a Advanced C Programming by Example political treatise

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With the emergence of cultural studies and the blurring of once clear academic boundaries scholars are turning to subjects far outside their traditiona Another dreary attack by physics cultists on the humanities Gross wants to defend science and though the enemies of science these days are on the Right climate change deniers anti evolutionists his targets are postmodernist and post structuralist thinkers of the academic Left He seems to be terrified of studies that look at science in a cultural context or of critical theory that asks who gets to define and impose knowledge in society Any discipline that asks simple humanities oriented uestions who gets to decide what science is for who decides what kinds of knowledge we think are valuable why do we do science this particular way is immediately derided as soft and as anti science Gross wants to take science out of culture and politics and social structures and make it into a kind of pure method where no outside influences ever shape what scientists look for see or agree to find acceptable Call this one rant by the physics cultists against the idea that knowledge might not be self evident or that there may not be One Right Answer yielded by hard science that everyone should instantly accept