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Bioethics, Junk Science, Philosophy

“Make Orwell fiction again” (grievance studies)

How I wish society would heed this advice posted as a comment below Dr. Jordan Peterson’s video interview, “Interview with the grievance studies hoaxers,” with the authors of the “grievance studies” papers, Dr. Peter Borgossian, Dr. James Lindsay, and (self-described”lowly MA” ) Helen Pluckrose.

These three set out to test the (lack of) stringency of modern academic publications, specifically social science and philosophy publications in the fields of gender, feminism and minorities. They had become increasingly aware that these disciplines were infused with zealotry that resembled a new religion, complete with canon, revelation and the purging of heretics.

They ended up with seven papers accepted by various journals, four actually in print before the hoax became known. Many more were undergoing the peer review process.

Discussion about the specifics of the preposterous data used in the papers begins about minute 48. Make sure there are no children in the room when you listen. (You can also download and read Dr. Lindsay’s paper, “The Conceptual Penis as a Social Construct.”
Or just read the “About the Authors” or the “Personal Interest Statement” introducing the article. How could anyone take the following statement seriously?

“”[W]e conclude that penises are not best understood as the male sexual organ, or as a male reproductive organ, but instead as an enacted social construct.”

Dr. Boghossian is the only one of the three actually employed in academia, the University of Portland in Oregon. He has been found guilty of failing to obtain Internal Review Board permission to”experiment” on the human who make up the peer review systems of the journals! He’s also being investigated for fraud by the University.
Unfortunately, he’s also been stalked, harrassed and threatened with violence.
All three believe that the point has been proven and the conversation is a necessary one. They call their project, “grievance studies,” but say, “vengeance studies” might be more appropriate.

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