It seems the “stupid” has gone global. On Friday, the Daily Caller reported that students at the University of Cape Town, a public research university located in Cape Town in the Western Cape province of South Africa, have declared science racist and want it abolished.
According to Justin Caruso:
The meeting of activists and faculty of UCT featured one student saying “Science as a whole is a product of Western modernity and the whole thing should be scratched off. Especially in Africa.”
The group of students, insisting that science is racist and must be “decolonised”, have created the hashtag #ScienceMustFall to describe their “fallist” movement. The student expanded on what “decolonizing” science means, saying, “Decolonising the science would mean doing away with it entirely and starting all over again to deal with how we respond to the environment and how we understand it.”
The student also brought up South African witchcraft as an argument against the Western dominance in science.
“I have a question for all the science people. There is a place in KZN called Umhlab’uyalingana. They believe that through the magic’ you call it black magic’ they call it witchcraft’ you are able to send lightening to strike someone. Can you explain that scientifically because it’s something that happens?” the student asked.
“It’s not true!” one student said as others laughed. The student, however, apologized after being chastised by another panel member.
A post at Reason observed:
Down with science: coming to an American university near you? It wouldn’t surprise me.
Ideally, universities are the perfect vehicle for reforming idiotic views about science. Let’s hope Cape Town is up to challenge of explaining why concerns about social justice should not lead students to reject the theory of gravity.
Our response? You got it:
- Snowflakes at Univ. of Kansas crash conservative meeting to call them white supremacists
- Special snowflakes at Oberlin demand no midterms, no grade below ‘C’
- Video: Chaos reigns as liberal snowflakes crash Students for Trump meeting at Portland State University
- Precious snowflakes in melt-down over chalked messages of ‘TRUMP 2016’
- The insanity continues: Now trees in national parks are racist
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