News College Students Say Science Is Racist and Should Be Abolished

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  1. the G-man

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    University of Cape Town movement says witchcraft is no less valid than Isaac Newton's theory of gravity.

    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.

    Essentially, these students believe that modern scientific understanding is too Eurocentric. One explained:

    "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?"

    Many people laughed at this remark because, well, witchcraft is not something that happens. But according to the student, witchcraft is like Isaac Newton's theory of gravity—it's just one way of explaining the world, among many.

    "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 continued.

    Down with science: coming to an American university near you? It wouldn't surprise me.​
     
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    Remember when they tried to argue that standardized tests were racist :facepalm:
     
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    South Africa is super cutting edge.
     
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    For aids and crime
     
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    We can't judge them! Their fallists beliefs must be respected! They deserve a safe space! :grad:
     
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    listen
    the witchcraft shit is fucking nuttier than a peanut riddled log of poop


    but there's a lot of folk in this country who want to teach some pretty crazy shit
    and some places are

    not saying we're as crazy as Africans
    i'm just saying we ain't exactly all that normal all the time either
     
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    Thanks, Hilary.
     
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    It would seem to me, G-man, that rather than follow their lead, the West actually has quite a head start on these South African kids as it pertains to devaluing the sanctity of the scientific method. We've had people claiming that AGW is "settled science" for at least a decade now. If there's any other movement out there that's done more to tarnish the image of science as an academic discipline, I don't know what it would be.
     
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    1. Africa

    2. They were laughed at even in Africa. I think it'll be ok.
     
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    Same shit is happening in the good Ol' USA. With the creationist agenda in the school systems in the south. Fuck you guys have a Noah's Ark theme park that shows Jesus walking around with dinosaurs. I'm amazed in 2016 people still believe that shit despite the mountains of evidence against it.
     
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    We also have one with a talking mouse walking around.
     
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    The headline is technically correct. Both are outdated models that are no longer in use.

    :nerd:
     
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    Fallists? Failists.
     
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    :jj:

    the dummies have been trying to get free education by protesting, sometimes violently (duh). they don't need free education, they need more brain power.
     
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    Wait, wait, wait. You didn't play right. This thread is about ripping on liberals.
     
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    The bible thumpers believe some pretty crazy shit, but I diont know any who don't believe In Gravity
     
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    I don't know anyone who doesn't. I didn't need any more, but I'll add it to my reasons to stay away from Africa.
     
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    Both should be ridiculed
     
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    This is going to be a big setback for the African space program.
     
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