Category Archives: academia

Oberlin College Found Guilty of Attacking and Slandering Local Business

Oberlin College has been found guilty of helping to organize a smear campaign against local citizens: Oberlin College has been ordered by a jury to pay $44 million to a local bakery and convenience store after the midwestern liberal arts … Continue reading

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Predatory Professors

From here:  “God is bulls**t.” I vividly remember one of my first college professors telling me that in the summer program before my freshman year began. His argument was rational, detailed, and persuasive. He had decades more education and experience … Continue reading

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What about Academic Security?

  Now that we have learned a significant portion of the social justice advocates think the government should guarantee economic security for people “unwilling to work,” I was thinking the same basic philosophy and value system should be extended elsewhere.  … Continue reading

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Scapegoating Humanity?

The NYT posted an interesting essay from Todd May, a professor of philosophy at Clemson University.  The essay is entitled, “Would Human Extinction Be a Tragedy?” and May explains: To get a bead on this question, let me distinguish it … Continue reading

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The Idiocy of Dr. Eric Sprankle

One of things I do enjoy about social media is how it causes members of academia to out themselves as intellectual lightweights.  Case in point – Dr. Eric Sprankle.  According to his web page: Dr. Eric Sprankle is an Associate … Continue reading

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Regan Putnam’s Dishonest Spin About Isabella Chow

Regan Putnam is the president of the Queer Alliance Resource Center, the student activist group that has helped to coordinate the witch hunt against student senator Isabella Chow at UC Berkeley. In the article from the San Francisco Chronicle, Putnam … Continue reading

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Who Has the Power at UC Berkeley?

Let’s take a closer look at how the LGBT community at Berkeley UC has been treating student senator Isabella Chow. It all began “when the Queer Alliance Resource Center asked the student Senate to pass a bill condemning the Trump … Continue reading

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Entrenched Christophobia at UC Berkeley

From here: A student senator at UC Berkeley abstained from a vote supporting transgender rights last week, then took a moment to explain her thinking. Now, more than 1,000 people have signed a petition demanding that she resign from student … Continue reading

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UC Berkeley Morphing Into a Clown College?

From here: A University of California, Berkeley report on free speech questions the motives of controversial speakers who sparked violent campus clashes last year, saying they were part of a “coordinated campaign” to make college campuses appear intolerant of conservative … Continue reading

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Extreme Bias Among College Professors

You should take the time to read this analysis: In this article I offer new evidence about something readers of Academic Questions already know: The political registration of full-time, Ph.D.-holding professors in top-tier liberal arts colleges is overwhelmingly Democratic. Indeed, faculty political … Continue reading

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