Academics who believe things that are simply and demonstrably false—and are believed in turn
|May 21, 2013||Posted by News under Culture, academic freedom|
In the most recent Salvo, Louis Markos offers us insights into “Three Things Only a PhD Can Believe.” Laugh or choke over your coffee:
… academic groupthink leads PhDs to defend issues that are indefensible and to give their allegiance to causes that are immoral or unethical. At other times, it leads them to believe things that are simply and demonstrably false—things that violate objective observation, common sense, and the collective experience of mankind. Indeed, colleges and universities across Europe and America brazenly teach their students three things that are so patently absurd that only a PhD could believe them.
Major academics do not seem to need to follow the standards of critical thinking that govern the behaviour of people who could lose their jobs, their businesses, or their lives or families, so no surprise in such an environment that biology is dominated by Darwinism.
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