Saturday, March 13, 2010

Berkowitz on problems in academia

The text

Fashionable ideas, the convenience of professors, and the bureaucratic structures of academic life combine to encourage students and faculty alike to defend arguments for which they lack vital information. They pretend to knowledge they don't possess and invoke the authority of rank and status instead of reasoned debate.

might sound like a criticism of intellectual property profs. Actually, it's Climategate.


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