The American Left has never been this in love with science and the class of experts who claim to dispense it. Any of its obsessions gains a glow of legitimacy when it attaches, “according to science” somewhere in the sentence, usually preceded by “do this” or “if you aren’t.”
And yet there’s a great deal of interest in science in China, but it’s on the way out in America.
STEM is on the social justice chopping block, under siege on and off campus with demands for equity and diversity, that also translate into less science and more social justice. Science is denounced by social justice squads as the work of dead white men and the new leftist ideology rejects the idea that the sum of 2 and 2 consistently add up to anything except systemic racism.
Seattle public schools contend that western math is “used to disenfranchise people and communities of color.” A University of Illinois education professor insisted that, “mathematics itself operates as Whiteness.”
“Our research papers turn into media releases, books and legislation that reinforce anti-Black narratives. In STEM, we create technologies that affect every part of our society and are routinely weaponized against Black people,” Shut Down STEM insisted. “The evidence of systemic racism in science permeates this nation,” Science, the journal, claimed.
The inherent problem with science is that it requires objectivity. And objectivity is the thing that leftists hate for the same reason that any cult does. Objectivity asserts that we can find the truth by stepping back