Re: What Would Happen If the Academic Bureaucracy Levelled With Itself?
Ed Conrad (firstname.lastname@example.org)
20 Nov 1996 09:54:57 GMT
> cynthia gage wrote (to sci.anthropology and a bunch
> of other news groups)
> What we call academe today is a multi-billion-dollar,
> self-perpetuating, self-selected bureaucracy.
> The difference between the academic bureaucracy and any other
> self-selecting bureaucracy is that academe claims, as its sole product,
> objective, unbiased, balanced truth. It has no other reason for
> Is the academic bureaucracy actually the first self-selecting
> bureaucracy in history to produce anything approaching objectivity, or
> is its product simply a predictable result of its biases?
You've said a mouthful, Cynthia, and -- I have to hand it to you --
you've said it very well.
Academe is INDEED a multi-billion-dollar, self-perpetuating,
self-selected bureaucracy -- and the only ``truth' it dispenses
is what it decides to give out.
Even when it is fully aware that a particular ``truth" is total
Its ``product" unquestionably is, at all times, a predictable result
of its complete and utter bias.
I offer one glowing example.
Academe's adamant, unyielding stance concerning man's evolutionary
inhuman origin has absolutely no basis in fact.
Even worse, when challenged with facts and evidence --
-- it resorts to despicable antics of deceipt, dishonesty, coverup and
The Wheels of Vested Interests keep right on rolling along.
Thanks, Cynthia, for your keen insight in sizing up a deplorable
situation and for having the courage to call a spade a spade.