Thursday, October 9, 2014

When pseudoscience hits academia

A friend pointed me to this horrifying blogpost about a college that has been hit by strong measures of pseudoscience in combination with racism and bullying. It is a horrendous read, and the college really lets its students down in every way imaginable by tolerating this kind of aberrant, crazy behavior.

Of course, pseudohistory is not the only issue at play there - it seems racism and workplace bullying are even bigger problems. The two latter are sufficiently bad by themselves, but the pseudoscience serves to make life even more difficult for the genuine scholar under such circumstances - it essentially becomes a means for bullying.

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