Saturday, October 15, 2016

You can't make this up: Witchcraft edition

Meet the new No-Nothings.  Reason magazine reported on a serious discussion at a South African university that attacked the mere existence of science.  Not even the law of gravity was sacred.  The magazine reported:

Students at the University of Cape Town in South Africa brought some interesting concerns before the science faculty this week: namely, they think science as it is currently understood must be abolished.

"The whole thing should scratched off, especially in Africa," said one of the students.

The students are apparently known as "fallists." Their hashtag is #ScienceMustFall. You can watch them make their case during a meeting here..... Rest of article.

These people are actually serious.  Scary.  Do the people in this video actually believe in civilization? One has rarely heard folly so strongly praised and that is what this stuff is- pure folly.


Anonymous said...

Hell, we are already half way there in this country. The media and public are deluded by faux-science and will believe an empty headed, uneducated Hollywood celebrity over a PhD scientist now. The Ivy League schools and Ole Miss have become so PC that they will jump all over this fad, just like they embrace "safe spaces", BLM, and all the other PC fashionable BS.

Anonymous said...

Science bad! Science white! Science BAD!

Anonymous said...

One example of the faux science takeover is the hysteria over "GMOs". There was a survey that asked people if they would eat food that contains DNA. The vast majority of the public said "no". This shows how totally stupid the average person is. They don't even know that all food consists of DNA. You don't transfer DNA with your food! The GMO corn contains a modified DNA that makes it more resistant to bugs or herbicides. Eating corn did not change your DNA before and it won't do it now. Of course if you repeat a lie enough, people will believe it.

Anonymous said...

You are talking about creationist, right?

Anonymous said...

As naive as the JFP audience.

Anonymous said...

Science has been called racist for a long time now. People get all butt hurt when they find out it really is more than just the color of our skin that makes us different.

Anonymous said...

Let's not insult witches. Even in the Middle Ages, they were herbalists trying to heal others ( and more often than not better than the physicians of the time) or scapegoats when things went badly in their community or those who weren't adherents to the state religion "de jour" . This is substantiated by the records of their " trials".
Nor do we need to insult JFP when it comes to science. You can fairly insult them for bias on other subjects.
The TP owns the Know Nothing award when it comes to science. It is geology that tells us the most about how and why climate changes take place and how long it took and that changes are happening more rapidly now. Global warming never meant that temperatures got hotter everywhere all at once. The scientists understood weather patterns . The politicians and charlatans and those in denial didn't or didn't want to bother to consider that sciences are interdependent.
The possibility that God continues to inspire and work through ordinary men and women seldom seems to occur to organized religions as well. Some will believe He inspired Noah to build an ark but has inspired no one else since the Bible was published. It is not contemplated that God has always been aware of the limits of a culture places on the understanding of those He chooses. That God inspires and man corrupts never occurs to some it seems even though the Bible makes that clear and tells us what the corrupting sins are so we can be aware of them in ourselves and others.

Anonymous said...

People put their belief in many different things. Every one of them will assure you their belief is the right. If you do not accept that you are the enemy and will be destroyed.
That has been the way it was ever since man learned to communicate with each other. It will be that way as long as man communicates with each other.
There hasn't been and will most likely never be a belief that allows others to have their own opinion.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Hell.... they teach this at JPS already! With my damn taxes I pay!!!!

Anonymous said...

I find it funny that people use the English language to discuss how to bring about the eradication of white European influence.

Anonymous said...

Nice demonization 8:24. When you don't have an argument, just demonize people.

nuff2say said...

What i find interesting is the fact she refers to the western world as the problem... western world is the US... however she includes Sir Issac Newton in the western world when in fact he lived and died in England not the US... and now I have violated this safe space and must log off!!

Been a while, but... said...

"...western world is the US..." Ever take Western Civilization, nuff2say?

Anonymous said...

People still believe the Earth is flat...even people in our own country.

When facts conflict with your opinions, something has to give. Unfortunately, most of us stick with our own guts rather than trust someone else's science...

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