Here is the audio of the conversation that apparently took place between the department chair of a University of Texas school and a graduate student. It’s not exactly clear what precipitated the meeting, but it seems to be something like this: The student (who is bisexual) had a conversation with another graduate student, and this other student’s fiancé came up. She said that her fiancé is a Muslim and the other student, bothered by this, [Continue reading]
Readers have probably already seen this from Philippe Lemoine, but I’ll put it here for the title alone, “It’s Not Hard for Conservatives to Be on Campus Because They’re Stupid, It’s Hard Because You Are” Campus Reform picks up the Leslie Green affair as well: “Prof: conservatives outnumbered because they’re ‘truth deniers’” More on P-values and the crisis in the social sciences “A Deep Dive Into the Blockbuster Study That Called Into Doubt a Lot [Continue reading]
This is really rich over at the homophonically-racist website, the Daily Noose. Professor of Philosophy and Law, Leslie* Green, tells us that when the right refers to universities as “liberal,” they mean universities filled with people who believe the following: Species arose through natural selection. No author of any gospel ever met Jesus. Homosexuality is a normal variant in human behaviour. The United States lost a war against Vietnam. Human activity is a significant cause [Continue reading]
…after his devastatingly well-argued piece on overrepresentation of women in philosophy. We ourselves have survived hacking attempts and thrived. Bring it. UPDATE: It is now back online.
Cato: The Scientific Argument Against The Paris Climate Agreement Andrew McCarthy’s Legal Analysis of Obama’s Illegal Actions The U.S. Can’t Quit the Paris Agreement Because It Never Joined The Ineffectiveness of Such Agreements on Reducing Carbon Is Global Warming a Myth: This Climate Scientist Says, “Yes” The 97% Consensus Fraud Debunked Here and Here
Federal Philosopher reported on this earlier, unlike the usual suspects. Social Injustice appears to score a minor victory.
Philosophical Studies published this specimen on the rate of women publishing in philosophy journals. Of particular note is not why in the hell Phil Studies published some half-baked social science paper, but that women were slightly overrepresented in journals that had non-anonymous reviews but underrepresented in those which had anonymous reviews. For analysis and to see how the authors spun the data (which no doubt will gain some traction) see this helpful commentary. Here is a [Continue reading]
This is the first in our “Basket of Deplorable Links” posts. We plan to make it a regular feature. Philippe Lemoine’s analysis of the Trump/Russia witch hunt and the recent New York Times’s fake news story. Germany cracks down on free speech. “On Friday morning Maas introduced a draft law to the Bundestag which requires social media networks to remove any references to the mass nonwhite invasion of Germany, and which forbids the spreading of any [Continue reading]
This just in. I have not been following the story closely, so I will reserve the right to comment about the details later. I see that the Daily Noise is (of course) taking pains to defend Curry. One thing that we do know is that, if Curry were white, he would have been forced out long, long ago. Such is the state of Amerika. Do readers have any insight into this?
“A responsible critic aspires to the heights of intellectual charity, and at least rises to the level of fairness.” So says Nathan (Nate) King at The American Conservative in an article much lauded today by many professing philosophers. The article is, for the most part, a criticism of Rod Dreher’s provocatively titled essay, “The Self-Murder of Academic Philosophy.” In the latter essay, Dreher leads by asking why anyone would choose to go into academic philosophy today. He then [Continue reading]