Saturday, February 22, 2014

Fight back Humanities!

An encouraging sign of life from the College of Humanities at the University of Utah:

Of course, the Humanities are an etiolated husk of what they were-- now more a breeding ground for transvestite lesbian chicano activists than wells of deep Western wisdom.

But scientism is worse, believe it or not.

In the end, it's the difference between Ward Churchill and Joseph Mengele.

HT: Jerry Coyne


  1. Jerry Coyne blogged on this poster on January 31, 2014. He managed to write something sensible, instead of your usual quarter-witted comment. There are at least 90 comments on the thread, most of which are more sensible than your comment.

    1. Adm. G Boggs, Glenbeckistan NavyFebruary 22, 2014 at 7:01 AM

      That's a sweet little squee for Jerry, bargeful. It's especially touching coming from a man your age. Fanboi4ever, eh?

    2. Senile old fart,

      When are you ever going to write something sensible? I was just noting that Jerry Coyne's thread was on the money. And that your hero, as usual, has posted nothing.

      Anyway. It's almost certain that it will be impossible to ever clone a T. rex. However, it might be possible to clone a dinosaur.

      Actually, strictly speaking, dinosaurs haven't gone extinct. There are still at least 6,000 species thriving, some living amongst us.

    3. Adm. G Boggs, Glenbeckistan NavyFebruary 22, 2014 at 7:37 AM

      My hero, backfield? Sometimes I agree with Egnor and sometimes not, but I don't go around other blogs squeeing about what a "sensible" writer he is, as compared to the "quarter-witted" author of the blog I'm visiting.

      And I don't make what are nasty, insulting, and ultimately self-revealing remarks about the prestige of his specialty like some whiny, pubescent emo schoolgirl who didn't make the cheerleading team.

      Go read some Marx, barkmad. He's your Emissary of Envy.

    4. Anybody who would voluntarily choose a handle glorifying a fullly-fledged looniebird like Glen Beck has no basis to criticize the likes and dislikes of others. Psychiatric hospitalization seems more appropriate.

    5. Adm. G Boggs, Glenbeckistan NavyFebruary 22, 2014 at 11:28 AM

      "Glorifying" Glen [sic] Beck? You're the one who needs a psych checkup. :-) Or remedial reading. Or both.

  2. Mike,
    When examining the writings of men like Coyne, one gets the impression that the deliberate dumbing down of the population is unwritten economic policy. If this is the product of modern post secondary education, then the system has either been broken beyond all repair or has been hijacked.
    If Coyne and people like him were a rare breed, then the former would be the destination of ol' Bill of Okham's razor.
    As it stands, the cut leads to the latter.
    People like Coyne are the high priests of the Huxley like consumerist dystopia that is forming before our eyes.
    Coyne is a prime example of the new intellect. Slow moving, docile, easy to control, and addicted to everything he needs to be.
    We'd better get ready and or used to losing wars.
    Slaves never fight as well as free men.

    I have very been busy the last while. But when I last read regularly, you had stated you were taking your ball and going to play elsewhere.
    I see that is not so.
    Instead you remain and complain.

    1. Senile old fart,

      I comment when I have the time. And Egnor is quarter-witted. He has no right to complain about Jerry Coyne.

    2. Adm. G Boggs, Glenbeckistan NavyFebruary 22, 2014 at 11:38 AM

      bilgeful: "He has no right..."

      Who left you in in charge at the Ministry of Rights Assignments, bilgeful?

      I thought you were full-time at the Ministry of Trifling Complaints.

    3. Bach,

      "Senile old fart"
      Pops, you responded to the wrong person. Did you misplace your specs again? Or are you having an episode?
      Maybe it's nap time....

    4. I comment here because Egnor is dumbing down his readers. To give one example - he claimed that the Great War was due to the French Revolution, so as to blame the atheists (again).

      The 'argument' is that the French Revolution destroyed the 'glue' of Catholic hegemony, allowing the rise of nationalism, which led to the conditions for the outbreak of the war.

      Except it's ahistorical and contrary to the facts. I'd asked Egnor for his explanation for the Seven Years War, the first global war and the cause of a million war deaths, 3 decades before the French Revolution.

      No answer.

      Obviously, Europeans had nationalism before the French Revolution, and didn't need an excuse for war, if they thought it would give benefits without too much of a cost.

    5. Crusader Rex,

      OK, I responded to the wrong senile old fart. The new 16 month old Staffie terrier cross kelpie was very keen for her 2 hour walk when I was reading the thread this morning.

  3. It is indeed the belief and expectation of any identity/cause that TAKING control of this or that educational authority will bring persuasion and coercion to the gain of their deeply passionate goals as identities not historically accepted or prevalent in America.
    It truly is a propaganda mechanism just as it used to be marxist somewhat.
    Its a fraud and a danger to a free democratic nation. A nation which created and pays for its educational system must demand it not be made a tool of interests to influence or intimidate the nation.
    Its unjust, unfair, uneducational and anti American.
    leave the kids alone and instead go to adults.
    They are teaching and enforcing moral, intellectual, historical conclusions under presumed academic authority.
    Take them on and make a better social contract between the nation and HER educational institutions.
    Seems easy from Canada here I know.