“Science” in American Universities is Very Much Like Professional Wrestling. It is Just a Show…
Opinion by “Deplorable” Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen
If someone were to offer a hundred million dollar Grant to prove that the Earth was flat seven hundred (700) University Presidents would be submitting proposals the next morning. “Science” is for sale.
It’s been like that for a very long time.
American Universities are a huge welfare system for pompous, over-educated, nose-in-the-air nitwits, with little, if any, common sense, and an almost pathological desire to wear an outfit with matching belt and the right shoes – and those are the men.
Conformity, in University, is required. Conformity is NOT what we want in science. We need innovation. Our American University “Science” programs are absolutely worthless – a malignant bureaucracy.
Should We Trust the 2017 Version of Scientists?
Absolutely not. They are the VERY LAST PEOPLE we should be listening to. Look at the “Climate Change” pack of lies – a massive four-billion dollar-a-day delusion designed to effect a specific social engineering plan – Agenda 21.
Those of us in health care activism see a far worse scenario. What could THAT be?
In the University “Conformity of thought” is required – I will give you a simple example just below using the National Institute of Health (NIH) Grant/Contract system as the model.
The NIH is part of the US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) network, right alongside of the CDC and FDA. They are subject to the same outside pressures inflicted on the CDC and FDA – control by Big Pharma.
So much for independent scientific investigation. That ain’t gonna happen with the NIH. If you want a Grant drop your scientific pants – here comes Big Pharma – sans Vaseline.
But, the NIH will pay off those pesky Student Loans for you…
Universities DEPEND on Grants to keep their labs open. According to National Public Radio (NPR) “Grants are the lifeblood of university research.”
But it is ALL about conforming to “The Golden Rule” – he who has the gold makes the rule.
You can be absolutely certain that the NIH, under Obama, would NEVER fund any studies that would actually look at the relationship between vaccines and Autism. NOT EVER.
Of Course There Are Those “Climate Change” Programs…
Or should we say “There WERE those climate change programs…” Trump is cutting all that crap out of the US BUDGET.
According to Breitbart’s James Delingpole in his well written article “Climate Change: the Hoax that Costs Us $4 Billion a Day…”:
“The global climate change industry is worth an annual $1.5 trillion, according to Climate Change Business Journal. That’s the equivalent of $4 billion a day spent on vital stuff like carbon trading, biofuels, and wind turbines. Or — as Jo Nova notes — it’s the same amount the world spends every year on online shopping.
When, on the other hand, you buy stuff from the climate change industry, you have no choice in the matter whatsoever. It’s already priced into your taxes, your electricity bills, the cost of your petrol, the cost of your airfare, the cost of every product you buy and every service you use. It is utterly inescapable, this expenditure. Yet unlike your online shopping — which, remember, costs roughly the same as you spend each year on the climate change industry — you get precisely nothing in return.
In general, American Academia is Pathetic – Not Worthy of Respect…
In an interesting article in “The Atlantic” Jennie Rothenberg Gritz writes “What’s Wrong With the American University System?”.
There she interviews book authors Queens College in New York Professor Emeritus Andrew Hacker and his coauthor, New York Times writer Claudia Dreifus about their book “Higher Education?”
Hacker and Dreifus tell it like it is. I advise everyone to read Gritz’s entire article from the link above. In short, they say:
“The question mark in our title,” they write, “is the key to this book.” To their minds, little of what takes place on college campuses today can be considered either “higher” or “education.” They blame a system that favors research over teaching and vocational training over liberal arts. Tenure, they argue, does anything but protect intellectual freedom.”
The problem is that there are just too many publications and too many people publishing. This is true even in the hard sciences. If there’s a research project on genetics in a lab, they will take certain findings and break them into eight different articles just so each researcher can get more stuff on his or her resume.
And many of the publications are too long. A book on Virginia Woolf could be a 30-page article. Somebody did a count of how many publications had been written on Virginia Woolf in the past 15 years. The answer is several thousand. Really? Who needs this? But it’s awfully difficult to say, “Here’s knowledge we don’t need!” It sounds like book burning, doesn’t it? What we’d say is that on the scale of priorities, we find undergraduate teaching to be more important than all the research being done.
But the REALLY revealing part of their book says:
“How much really valuable research is being done on cancer? When I was at Cornell, Congress announced that they were going to pour a lot of money into cancer research. So a memo went out to the Cornell professors—not just in the sciences, mind you—saying, “Can you take your current research and cancerize it?” There’s a lot of that going on. So sociology professors decided to research cancer communications, and so on.
And then there’s the whole issue of sabbaticals. Right now, about half a million academics—assistant, associate, and full professors—are eligible for sabbaticals.
At Harvard and Yale, senior professors get every third year off, not every seventh. This coming year—are you ready for this?—20 of the 48 professors in Harvard’s history department will be on leave.
They’re expected to take that time away and have a publication come out of it. Even if a professor goes off to Tuscany, he says, “I’m taking my manuscript with me and revising it there.” We don’t need that many new publications. We absolutely don’t.”
So, Why Was There a “March for Science?”
Because, quite simply, Americans are tired of the elitist bullshit, and give University “Scientists” the same level of credibility as Mainstream Media. And the “Nerds” are marching, demanding that we listen to them, and do what they say…
We’ve had 66,000 factories close in the US since Bill Clinton’s NAFTA treaty went into effect, Veterans get crap medical care, Illegal Alien Drug Lords and Human Traffickers live in protected “Sanctuary Cities,” and Universities are the CENTER of the Agenda 21 assault on America – while “20 of the 48 professors in Harvard’s history department will be on paid sabbatical.”
Yeah, let’s listen to these people. What could possibly go wrong?
Insert laughter here…
And, stay tuned…
Opinion by “Deplorable” Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen