Confessions Of A College Professor

“You don’t understand science!”

–I’ve tried to explain to friends that much of the “global warming” movement doesn’t follow normal scientific principles, and several times I’ve received this response.

     I know tenure is much maligned in the public eye, and I openly acknowledge “job for life” has real potential for abuse…I feel such concerns are irrelevant, however, as tenure is basically dead in the United States. Most faculty are part-timers now, and most tenured faculty are approaching Social Security age, if not a decade or two past it. There’s no new crop of young scientists and scholars coming up behind them, or at least none in any position for honest science. The annihilation of tenure means the new guys must choose to follow the party line or starve…there’s no possibility of tenure protection.

     Bottom line, tenure does have enough positives to it that, despite the theoretical abuse that can exist, the actual evil that the destruction of tenure has done makes me wish we had enough tenured faculty left that whatever abuse that exists of tenure would be enough for me to rant about in this blog, instead of regularly discussing what the removal of tenure has done.

     The end of tenure has been a factor in the debasement of higher education. No tenured faculty means that administration can do whatever they want on campus. When admin orders faculty to eliminate course material, make fake courses, or look the other way when bogus degrees are passed out…faculty have no choice but to do so. Any faculty who refuse are simply fired, and replaced. No tenure means no job protection, no chance of maintaining integrity in the face of the rapacious plundering caste that rules over much of higher education today…

http://professorconfess.blogspot.com/2016/04/university-science-is-dead.html

Higher Education Is Morally And Financially Bankrupt

A system that piles debt on students in exchange for a marginal or even zero-return on their investment is morally and financially bankrupt.

Every once in a while you run across an insider’s narrative of a corrupt, morally bankrupt sector that absolutely nails the sector’s terminal rot. Here is that nails-it narrative for higher education: Pass, Fail: An inside look at the retail scam known as the modern university.

Here are excerpts of the article, which was published in Canada but is equally applicable to higher education in the U.S.:

A university degree, after all, is a credential crucial for economic success. At least, that’s what we’re told. But as with all such credentials—those sought for the ends they promise rather than the knowledge they represent—the trick is to get them cheaply, quickly, and with as little effort as possible. My students’ disaffection is the real face of this ambition.

I teach mostly bored youth who find themselves doing something they neither value nor desire—and, in some cases, are simply not equipped for—in order to achieve an outcome they are repeatedly warned is essential to their survival. What a dreadful trap...

http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2016/04/higher-education-morally-financially-bankrupt.html

 

Ignance!!!

No Thinking - Public DomainTen years ago, a major Hollywood film entitled “Idiocracy” was released, and it was an excellent metaphor for what would happen to America over the course of the next decade.  In the movie, an “average American” wakes up 500 years in the future only to discover that he is the most intelligent person by far in the “dumbed down” society that he suddenly finds himself in.  Sadly, I truly believe that if people of average intellect from the 1950s and 1960s were transported to 2016, they would likely be considered mental giants compared to the rest of us.  We have a country where criminals are being paid $1000 a month not to shoot people, and the highest paid public employee in more than half the states is a football coach.  Hardly anyone takes time to read a book anymore, and yet the average American spends 302 minutes a day watching television.  75 percent of our young adults cannot find Israel on a map of the Middle East, but they sure know how to find smut on the Internet.  It may be hard to believe, but there are more than 4 million adult websites on the Internet today, and they get more traffic than Netflix, Amazon and Twitter combined.

What in the world has happened to us?  How is it possible that we have become so stupid?  According to a brand new report that was recently released, almost 10 percent of our college graduates believe that Judge Judy is on the Supreme Court…

The American Council of Trustees and Alumni publishes occasional reports on what college students know.

Nearly 10 percent of the college graduates surveyed thought Judith Sheindlin, TV’s “Judge Judy,” is a member of the U.S. Supreme Court. Less than 20 percent of the college graduates knew the effect of the Emancipation Proclamation. More than a quarter of the college graduates did not know Franklin D. Roosevelt was president during World War II; one-third did not know he was the president who spearheaded the New Deal.

It can be tempting to laugh at numbers like these until you realize that survey after survey has come up with similar results.

Just consider what Newsweek found a few years ago…

When NEWSWEEK recently asked 1,000 U.S. citizens to take America’s official citizenship test, 29 percent couldn’t name the vice president. Seventy-three percent couldn’t correctly say why we fought the Cold War. Forty-four percent were unable to define the Bill of Rights. And 6 percent couldn’t even circle Independence Day on a calendar.

Even worse were the extremely depressing results of a study conducted a few years ago by Common Core…

*Only 43 percent of all U.S. high school students knew that the Civil War was fought some time between 1850 and 1900.

*More than a quarter of all U.S. high school students thought that Christopher Columbus made his famous voyage across the Atlantic Ocean after the year 1750.

*Approximately a third of all U.S. high school students did not know that the Bill of Rights guarantees freedom of speech and freedom of religion.

*Only 60 percent of all U.S. students knew that World War I was fought some time between 1900 and 1950.

Of course survey results can be skewed, and much hinges on how the questions are asked.

However, even studies that are scientifically conducted confirm how stupid America has become.  In fact, a report from the Educational Testing Service found that Americans are falling way behind much of the rest of the industrialized world.  The following comes from CBS News

http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/depressing-survey-results-show-how-extremely-stupid-america-has-become

The Galileo Protocol

Back in 1642, a man died in his home in which he had been under house arrest for the previous 9 years. His crime? He argued and taught a theory that this planet revolved around the sun and therefore wasn’t the center of the known universe. Obviously, that man was Galileo Galilei and he was tried and convicted of heresy by the Roman Catholic Inquisition in 1633.

Galileo was given a choice: recant and renounce your theory in public or be crucified. He chose the former and thus, the first “debunking” of a scientific heresy was born.

Galileo Galilei was brought before the Inquisition for heresy, but abjured his views and was sentenced to house arrest, under which he spent the rest of his life. Galileo was found “vehemently suspect of heresy”, namely of having held the opinions that the Sun lies motionless at the centre of the universe, that the Earth is not at its centre and moves, and that one may hold and defend an opinion as probable after it has been declared contrary to Holy Scripture. He was required to “abjure, curse and detest” those opinions” Wiki

There are a number of issues that are considered heresy today. You simply aren’t allowed to speak of them without being shamed, shunned or even excommunicated from various societal communities.

  • 9/11 Truth
  • JFK assassination
  • Global Warming scam as mechanism to impose global control on industrialization
  • Election fraud via electronic voting machines
  • War crimes committed by Bush and Obama
  • The advancement of the New World Order as “globalization”
  • The history of the corrosive effects of free market enterprise
  • The CIA’s fascist efforts across the world since it’s inception
  • “ISIS” as a proxy army run by CIA against Assad government
  • Vaccines may cause autism in a certain percentage of children
  • The privately owned central bank system at the core of the Global War OF Terror
  • Neo-feudalism
  • The One Party “democracy” here in America
  • Criminal Israeli policy toward Gaza and the West Bank and their crimes against humanity

Some might say that I am drawing a false equivalency by comparing what happened to Galileo to what is going on today, but I think I’m not so far off.

Back then, the Roman Catholic church had it’s “experts” as well who all stated, the vast MAJORITY of them, that the church’s opinion on the science was the valid one and that Galileo’s writing presented a direct threat to the stability of the community and thus it posed a threat to the “national security” of the country. After all, without a strict adherence to the doctrines of the church, the people would regress to an animal state, observing none of the church’s laws and chaos would ensue. There would be rape and pillaging and people mating with sheep and society would crumble under the weight of … the truth. So of course, for the Greater Good, Galileo had to recant under threat of torture and murder and thus, the first debunking of a scientific theory was born.

It’s a funny thing about heresy and, more to the point, anathema: they can have a drastic effect on the advancement of science like nothing else can. Not even your glorious “free markets” can do that.

Is it really so surprising that the vast majority of scientists back in those days spent so much time and effort proving the universe revolved around the Earth? Even if they weren’t crucified for agreeing with Galileo’s theory, they would be excommunicated and professionally shunned so they would end up destitute paupers begging on the side of the road.

And THEN they would be crucified.

Today we have a similar system in place, minus the Crucifixion part of course.

In fact, with “the internet of everything” and the soon to be implemented “cashless society”, the system of repression they are setting in place is potentially far, far worse…

https://willyloman.wordpress.com/2016/03/28/a-dialogue-concerning-the-one-chief-world-system-heresy-and-anathema-to-follow/

 

Rev. Jeremiah Wright On Jesus And Other Topics

Thanks to Dr. Detroit for the above link.