This blog describes some ideas that seem to be different from the current train of political thought. I will try to bring up somewhat unique and innovative ideas regarding political systems and policies in the US. I hope those who comment also bring in such ideas.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

True Scholarship and True Humor

Here is a very funny post on an educational research conference. It would be much more funny if people were studying something useful instead of politically motivated topics with pre-determined outcomes. Such attempts a social crusading are clearly not sufficiently rigorous to merit the title of scholarship. I like this quote:

if those engaged in serious work want their work to be accorded the respect they seek, they need to emerge from their hushed sessions and do something about the prominent place their profession grants to scholarship that promotes narrow values, spouts incomprehensible nonsense, and studies the semiotic conceptualization of hegemonic linguistic genocide (or dyadic co-questing in Quest Atlantis).

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