Re: What Would Happen If the Academic Bureaucracy Levelled With Itself?
cynthia gage (email@example.com)
Wed, 20 Nov 1996 11:31:45 -0500
In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com (Ed Conrad) wrote:
> > 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
> > existence.
> > 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
> foul play.
> 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.
Whaaooo there Ed, I NEVER wrote this...I believe it was Bob Whitaker who
posted this...I replied that I also had some questions about the present
education system but I certainly don't whole-heartedly agree with what Bob
had written. Please try and make sure you're quoting, and thanking as the
case may be, the right person.
and take care,