Posted By Richard Davis
No Greg, you're correct. This research paper claiming that Geo Science is racist is complete BS. The problem for you is that you think and have a brain that can recognize utter garbage masquerading as scholarship. JB and RK are simply impressed with anyone who has a PhD after their name.Originally Posted by Greg Shaffer
I cant believe you would buy into the theory as you appear to be doing. I did review the paper before making the decision to call it bullshit. The Free Beacon article was not all that far off the mark. The actual paper has a few legitimate points IMHO. But it appears to be long on supposition and short on hard data. In other words they used a few salient points to construct a pile of ridiculous BS pushing critical race theory without hard data to back up their suppositions. Not exactly a new thing LOL.....
They don't reason, they believe as so many on the left do, that if one has a "title" that sounds impressive, then they must automatically have some sort of expertise on the subject.
I like you, read the "scientific" article which amounted to a bunch of HS. The very first supportive document (#1 in the footnotes) used to backup their pseudoscientific assertions began with the incredibly impressive evidence that 90% of all PhDs were awarded to "white people" as the "scientific" article claimed, which of course could only mean that the GeoSciences are Implicitly racist. Nothing else of evidence was provided to back up the assertion. It was pretty much just that and only that.
Here was the 2nd paragraph (of the footnoted article): "The geosciences are among the least diverse science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields in the United States, with almost 90% of doctoral degrees awarded to White people1. And racial diversity in PhD-level Earth scientists has not improved over the past four decades, with faculty of colour holding only 3.8% of tenured or tenure track positions in the top 100 geoscience departments2. The less diverse a field, the less welcoming it is to minorities, and the more prevalent implicit biases become. Combined with structural and social factors, the relative homogeneity in geoscience reinforces the dominant culture. As a result, women3, people from sexual and gender minorities4, and Black and Hispanic people5 all leave the field at higher rates than the average student or practitioner".
Oh, so since 90% of the PhDs are awarded to "white people'.... well then, that certainly is cocksure evidence that the GeoSciences are 'racist'.
Yes, yes, of course that's it. The field isn't diverse, and therefore it must then be "unwelcoming" to minorities, which of course leads to the Logical conclusion (NOT) that there are "implicit biases" in said science.
Yeah, that's some real "scholarship" there isn't it! LOL
BTW Greg, you may have noticed that the 2nd link that JB put forth was the academic credentials of the author the article.
Is that supposed to impress us? She's got a piece of paper behind her name that indicates that some other academicians awarded her a PhD, therefore her logic is beyond reproach??
Sorry, that garners zero weight in my book, especially since her PhD is in Geology. So then that makes her an expert in the psychological aspects of the subject of racism in Geo Sciences? Not hardly.