Jump to content


Photo

The Death Of Western Science


  • Please log in to reply
165 replies to this topic

#161 mnm

mnm

    Plague doctor

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 4,712 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Where the sun doth shine!
  • Interests:Totally uninteresting.

Posted 11 August 2017 - 1647 PM

 

...When skeptical members of my family argued that physics was dangerous because of nuclear weapons, I pointed out that it wasn’t science that was the problem but rather how people used it...
 

 

 

 

All's right after all, she's NRA. Nukes don't kill people, people kill people. 

 

And here's the NRA member, smiling proud. Not surprisingly, she does research into Dark Matter. She says, and I quote; "...my research spans cosmological scales from cosmic acceleration to dark matter...". She seems ready to be welcomed into some Spielberg* UFO and accelerated away to Wobegon Galaxy  :lol:

 

 

* discreet allusion to "Close Encounters of the Worst Kind"



#162 Mobius

Mobius

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 5,142 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Southern California
  • Interests:wargamming
    programming
    ballistics
    3D game development

Posted 11 August 2017 - 1905 PM

 

 

that Tim Pool guy better stop making sense or he is going to get kicked from yootoob. :ph34r:

 

 

 

Long but imho good read on differences in preferences: http://slatestarcode...ed-differences/

 

 

norwegian Harald Eia came to similar conclusions.

How long will it be before women demand their own STEM classes.   They can't contend with men's aggressive behavior in their classes.

 

 

For schools this has been raised from time to time to have separate classes for STEM education.

 

I'm reminded of an old story of women demanding to get into male only clubs.  Once there they then demanded their own women only exercise room.



#163 Mr King

Mr King

    Major Washout

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 16,051 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Land of corn syrup and fake breasts
  • Interests:Odds and Ends

Posted 23 August 2017 - 1329 PM

Math is 'unjust and grounded in discrimination,' educators moan

 

Two national mathematics organizations are on a mission to prove that math education is “unjust and grounded in a legacy of institutional discrimination.”
 
The National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM) and TODOS: Mathematics for All “ratify social justice as a key priority in the access to, engagement with, and advancement in mathematics education for our country’s youth,” the groups declared last year in a joint statement, elaborating that “a social justice stance interrogates and challenges the roles power, privilege, and oppression play in the current unjust system of mathematics education—and in society as a whole.”Next month, NCSM and TODOS, along with a few other membership societies for math teachers, will host a free webinar drawing upon the principals noted in their joint statement, inviting any interested members of the public to join in hearing “A Call for a Collective Action to Develop Awareness: Equity and Social Justice in Mathematics Education.”
 
[RELATED: Teachers learn to use math as Trojan horse for social justice]
 
The president of NCSM, Connie Schrock, is a math professor at Emporia State University, and multiple professors serve on the board of TODOS.
 
While the organizations hope that math can be used as a tool for social justice in the future, they also believe that math has historically perpetuated “segregation and separation,” asserting in their joint statement that “mathematics achievement, often measured by standardized tests, has been used as a gatekeeping tool to sort and rank students by race, class, and gender starting in elementary school.”
 
Citing the practice of “tracking,” in which pupils are sorted by academic ability into groups for certain classes, NCSM and TODOS argue that “historically, mathematics and the perceived ability to learn mathematics have been used to educate children into different societal roles such as leadership/ruling class and labor/working class leading to segregation and separation.”
 
[RELATED: Michigan colleges drops math, considers diversity course instead]
 
“In practice, children placed in ‘low’ groups experience mathematics as an isolating act consisting of fact-driven low cognitive demand tasks and an absence of mathematics discourse opportunities,” the statement contends, attributing the condition to “a pervasive misguided belief that students must ‘master the basics’ prior to engaging with complex problems [sic] solving.”
 
The groups also bemoan the “white and middle class” workforce of math teachers, fretting that it may not appropriately “reflect” the demographics of the communities in which they teach, such as immigrant or racial minority communities.
 
Social justice could be the key to solving these issues, they say, calling on math teachers to assume a “social justice stance” that “challenges the roles power, privilege, and oppression play in the current unjust system of mathematics.”
 
[RELATED: Prof finds ‘no evidence’ sexism is behind gender gap in STEM]
 
NCSM and TODOS even provided detailed strategies that math teachers can use to promote social justice, such as advocating for increased “recruitment and retention of math teachers from historically marginalized groups” and challenging “individual and societal beliefs underlying the deficit views about mathematics learning and children, with specific attention to race/ethnicity, class, gender, culture, and language.”
 
But social justice work is nothing without accountability, they warn, declaring that “we must hold the profession and our organizations accountable to making a just and equitable mathematics education a sustainable reality.”
 
Campus Reform reached out to NCSM and TODOS for more information. TODOS did not reply, and NCSM President Connie Schrock declined to schedule an interview.

 

 

 


#164 lastdingo

lastdingo

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 3,444 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Germany

Posted 23 August 2017 - 1457 PM

Not surprisingly, she does research into Dark Matter. She says, and I quote; "...my research spans cosmological scales from cosmic acceleration to dark matter...". She seems ready to be welcomed into some Spielberg* UFO and accelerated away to Wobegon Galaxy  :lol:


Dark matter is a legit and serious astrophysics topic.

https://en.wikipedia...iki/Dark_matter



#165 Mr King

Mr King

    Major Washout

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 16,051 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Land of corn syrup and fake breasts
  • Interests:Odds and Ends

Posted 23 August 2017 - 1705 PM

ZeXbokh.jpg



#166 mnm

mnm

    Plague doctor

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 4,712 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Where the sun doth shine!
  • Interests:Totally uninteresting.

Posted 23 August 2017 - 1830 PM

Math is 'unjust and grounded in discrimination,' educators moan
 

[RELATED: Michigan colleges drops math, considers diversity course instead]


The groups also bemoan the “white and middle class” workforce of math teachers, fretting that it may not appropriately “reflect” the demographics of the communities in which they teach, such as immigrant or racial minority

  

It took me fourteen to finish my course as I had to work at the same time, so this stupidity concentrate is both painful and indecent to me.

Dark matter is a legit and serious astrophysics topic.
https://en.wikipedia...iki/Dark_matter

I know what Dark Matter is, thank you Kindly..




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users