With the full collaboration of the UCB history department, corporate America, most mainstream media outlets, and some of the wealthiest and most privileged opinion-shaping elites of the USA, he has become a culture hero, buried in a golden casket, his (recognized) family showered with gifts and praise. It prepares students to do independent research, to evaluate evidence, to create coherent and sustained arguments, and to develop skills in academic writing. As a final point, our university and department has made multiple statements celebrating and eulogizing George Floyd. This gave those who did the power of existential confidence. The History department of UCB is now an integral institutional promulgator of a destructive and denigrating fallacy about the black race. Dissent is not tolerated in K-graduate school. So the science can be predictive in this respect…, the science having to do much more with the fundamental analysis side than the exact timing. Check it out. The butt of every joke is the maga hat wearing white guy, and the guy who pays for the jokes to be written is the billionaire computer geek white guy like bill gates, jack dorsey, etc etc etc, put your insults in your own pipe and smoke them. For this actual, lived, physically experienced reality of violence in the USA, there are no marches, no tearful emails from departmental heads, no support from McDonald’s and Wal-Mart. Jonathan, thank you so much for this! Totally false, Hellevis, but it’s never stopped you before. What happened in China over 40 years has done more to improve the lot of the poor in the world than every church and charity in human history combined. Elsewhere the debate appears to be about the distinction between natural and social science. there are myriads of sources of data and studies demonstrating no fingerprint of systemic racism in policing. Federal funding, federal student loans or even charitable deductions should only be allowed where true freedom of speech and thought are protected by the organization receiving these funds. Fred and Martin were certainly not “conservatives” in the American sense of the word. We condemn this letter: it goes against our values as a department and our commitment to equity and inclusion.1919:02 PM – Jun 12, 2020Twitter Ads info and privacy1,319 people are talking about this. Cleo is no grovelling handmaiden to politicians and corporations. The author of the anonymous “UC Berkeley” letter may not be a History Professor, but his ‘critical thinking’ skills are clearly briliiant. You really need to become familiar with common logical fallacies Congratulations, you recognize the crossover between disciplines. And say dat’s good enough for a n—–. Define equity and inclusion UC Berkley. These different distinctions overlap significantly – but they are not congruent. David Benson is the God Emperor of Making Stuff Up and owes me forty-five citations (one from the OED, one from the town ordinances and two from the Old Testament), an equation and the source of a quotation, and his mental health professional certificate after eighty weeks, and needs to cite all his work from now on. That is a legitimate reason in and of itself for scrutiny. So is whining about Marxism. I wish at least the academia could unite in a stand for freedom, for the true diversity that begins in freedom of thought. For any research to be credible, at a minimum it needs to welcome and withstand criticism without resorting to claims that the criticism is based on racism or other ad hominem attacks. Given the direction our history department appears to be taking far from any commitment to truth, we can regard ourselves as a formative training institution for this brand of snake-oil salespeople. The FBI and NSA was used to spy upon a Republican candidate, and then president. Oxford English Dictionary entry for “scientist”: They realized that no Union could be sustained under such an incongrunt regimen (i.e. We skim de pot, It’s as simple as that. Berkeley wrote open letter to colleagues lambasting the current narratives of “racial injustice” and “institutional racism” claimed by the BLM movement, and ongoing protests over … Closest thing to predictive science there is. I have spoken with young law professors across the country who say that they feel that they cannot speak openly to colleagues about such issues because they fear they will be fired or punished by their liberal colleagues. Somebody told me that 25 years ago and by now i figured it out. Our 18 ladder-rank faculty members utilize a range of humanities and social science methodologies to analyze the production and effects of race and indigeneity. Power-hungry leftists that are willing to destroy our nation and Constitution have been around longer than any of us have been alive. UC Berkley, how do you condemn a well written opposing point of view and align with your “value of inclusion” ? But they do it for just that reason – to exploit the earned credibility of the natural sciences and apply it to their non-scientific work that sometimes includes math, wave their hands, and call it science. It is for historians, therefore, to explain why Japanese internment or the massacre of European Jewry hasn’t led to equivalent rates of dysfunction and low SES performance among Japanese and Jewish Americans respectively. Or is this going to be the decades-long soft coup? Black violence is expected and insoluble, while white violence requires explanation and demands solution. The communists (liberals, progressives, socialists, democrats, RINOs) have illicitly nullified most of the Constitution. As the change occurs, if indeed a change occurs (because Trump policy has caused a radical change in the bean market that will be really really hard to reverse since he’s forced the Chinese to look to the Brazilians and Russians to fulfill the bulk of their bean contracts and they won’t just return to buying American ‘just because’) the technical analysis side will be showing the signs and signals as they happen, and just a little bit before they happen. If so, could you cite or quote one of them? Etc. Do you need me to cite some peer-reviewed natural science research that does not fit your claim (e.g., research on chaotic systems, random mutations, marine mammalogy)? What has occured is that modern progressivism – post modernism, Cultural marxism, has come to be almost the exclusive perspective – atleast in the mist prestigious towers of the academy. Ascribing that kind of motive to them is exactly the flawed type of reasoning many of them are using. The writer, who identifies as a person of color, objects to a loss of free speech and academic freedom in the school adopting an institutional position on Black Lives Matter. @Allan Agreed. Libertarian is inherently shallow – it is NOT a philosophy of everything. Gates the philanthopist has been a failure. Pretty much everything about a campaign is about political speech and outside the reach of government. I noted that some science is derived from controlled experiments and some is not. Americans are being socially pressured into kneeling for this violent, abusive misogynist. My family have been personally victimized by men like Floyd. https://jonathanturley.org/2020/06/16/berkeley-condemns-letter-on-blm-sent-by-anonymous-history-professor-that-called-for-free-speech-and-academic-freedom/comment-page-2/#comment-1967635. The letter, a whopping 2,411 words long and addressed to professors “X, Y, Z,” takes issue harshly with the narrative that “problems in the black community are caused by whites,” noting prominent black voices such as Reilly’s or famed economist Thomas Sowell’s have also objected to the narrative: “They are intelligent scholars who reject a narrative that strips black people of agency and … That’s fine, but it doesn’t mean they should be treated as if they actually have the answers to so many mysteries of human behavior. It is also fallacy. I’m ashamed of my department. Our buildings would collapse if we could not trust newtonian physics. In my thirty years of teaching, I have never seen the level of open intolerance for opposing views on faculties as I have seen in the last few years. A man who hurt black women. Those commonalities are far less rigorous and can be applied to other activities that no one would usually characterize as a scientific pursuit, such as stock market analysis. 3) Is one confusing correlation with causation? (They have exploited the hard earned credibility of real scientists by claiming their work is also a form of ‘science’.). A whole generation of black children are being taught that only by begging and weeping and screaming will they get handouts from guilt-ridden whites. Decisions on in-person recruitment are still pending. — UC Berkeley History (@UCBHistory) June 13, 2020. In part, that is why these depots don’t recognize their hypocrisy. Professor DeLong also served in the U.S. government as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy from 1993 to 1995. Well, don’t take it from Marx then, take it from David Ricardo, who came up with the labor theory of value in the first place. CTHD is a prevaricator that hides his indecency in meaningless discussion. That time we looked up to America as a beacon of freedom, free speech, free gathering, opinion expressing, religion practicing… For many of us, the USA seemed to be almost a promised land, unreachable, of course. Except for the hypocrisy of the left. Our institutions should be intrinsically conservative, changing very slowly. 506 Barrows Hall #2570 Berkeley, CA 94720-2570 PH: 510-643-0796 FAX: 510-642-6456 email@example.com I have no problem with the school stating that it does not know if the letter is legitimately from a member of the faculty. Thank you for your BS response it proved the author’s point. The next flagship conference will be held at the University of California, Davis, on May 7-8 2021. The Department of Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley was one of the first in the nation and has produced some of the most dynamic and influential scholarship in the field. In contemporary terms, this would mean that the country would be controlled by New York and California, whose citizens demonstrably have little or no comprehension or cleary little or no empathy with the interests and viewpoints of the majority of other states. That role is necessary. He is trying to make himself look smart. Berkeley. i mean supposedly white folks are smart. The academy has at many times in the past been dominated by the conservative viewpoint. The letter would have the same significance as a op ed, as a blog post, as a youtube video. Tom butter and de fat: “OAKLAND, Calif. — An Air Force sergeant suspected of killing a Santa Cruz County sheriff’s sergeant will be charged, along with a Millbrae man, in the fatal shooting of a federal security officer last month in downtown Oakland, federal officials said Tuesday. He received his B.A. OK, I’ve now found confirmation that it was sent as an email: No, you’re parrying because you say stupid sh!t and have trouble doing course corrections. I don’t see a 4chan troll having direct e-mails for me, the entire History Dept, and Tom Sowell. Looks like the letter writer is a Brit, given that s/he twice spells “organization” as “organisation.”. The claim that there is, is an opinion without any support. There have been a large number of killings as a result of this mess. Indeed, it is becoming increasingly impossible for any academic to criticize BLM or aspects of the protests. This process is highly unreliable as the number of independent variables increased. Are you sure ? This political hack is looking for sleaze and apparently found it in his own reflection. One of the most significant distinctions dividing the sciences is the use of the scientific method. Allan — Basketweaving is one of the arts, not a science. The condemnation expresses confirms that view: An anonymous letter has been circulating, purportedly written by a @UCBHistory professor. American populism now emerges at a time when enough people like me have assimilated the intellectual tools of Marxism and postmodernism and want to turn them back on our oppressors. That role is necessary.”, “that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men”. Wilson was the president during WWI. Grow up. I think that’s absurd and nonsensical. The last addition was for not revealing your mental health credentials. The assertions in the letter are still true of false based on the facts. The same for Bezo’s and Gates – no matter how wealthy they are – to get that wealthy they had to create massive amounts more wealth for others. #just_a_guess” These types of statements do not amount to counterarguments: they are simply arbitrary offensive classifications, intended to silence and oppress discourse. However, the study of basketweavers is part of anthropology, ordinarily considered to get the social science. they ( I choke on the word “we”” of late) seem pretty weak, atomized, and stupid as ever to me these days. While in chemistry and physics nothing else is acceptable. If my IQ was 80 and I was a janitor at a movie theater, and I said the earth was round, and provided peanuts cartoons as my source. Department of Philosophy, University of California, Berkeley. My only point in this, and the one that you have failed to address because you have chose rather to play the semantic police game, is that there is, by definition and by academic organization, a great distinction between natural science and social science. I am not deriding those forms of science – they are often extremely important. There is some blurring – sometimes controlled experiments are possible in pyschology. It is very rare to be able to conduct an actual controlled experiment in anthropology, economics, sociology” A decent rule of thumb is that any discipline with “science” in the title isn’t. One cannot find words that don’t exist. Its authenticity has been confirmed by one of the professors mentioned in it, Kentucky State University Assistant Professor of Political Science Wilfred Reilly, who says he was sent a copy of the letter along with Stanford University economist Thomas Sowell. Education must provide a deep understanding of the past as a foundation to innovate upon. The assertions made are demonstrably correct. Ex college basketball player who went on to coach and now trades the grains in the commodity markets…, and a respecter of science as well I suppose since I once worked in the lab at Yale doing some of the most innovative bio genetic work in the early ’80’s. These measures now come from the faculty itself. I can point to price charts that clearly point this out. “computer, earth, mad, natural, rocket scientist, etc.”. He terrorized the women in his community. business management is not what i was talking about. There is no reason to distrust the claim that this is an email. EC votes are allocated by population. We are the useful idiots of the wealthiest classes, carrying water for Jeff Bezos and other actual, real, modern-day slavers. Liberal ideology was just a tool they had in 1776, 1789, and World War II and the cold war, to defeat their rivals. Many cogent objections to this thesis have been raised by sober voices, including from within the black community itself, such as Thomas Sowell and Wilfred Reilly. “if we don’t hang together, we will surely hang separately”. Such that we still teach newtonian physics and rely on it. The media is already a propaganda machine for Democrats. changes its name all the time. Students need to establish their area of focus by the second semester of their junior year. as for post modernism it is all derived to one degree or another from Nietzsche and Martin Heidegger. Lorenzo made a credible distinction between social science and science. Again they have CHOSEN However, as an institution, I have always maintained that schools should not take positions on the merits of such controversies even when the vast majority of the faculty may support one view. Welcome to the History of Art Department at UC Berkeley. Open date: February 18th, 2020 Last review date: Friday, Mar 20, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled. The form does not matter. Is there a set of conditions that would reverse this trend? Students in residence at UC Berkeley are strongly urged to complete all lower division requirements and one upper division course by the end of their sophomore year. The reality is that social sciences make predictions about the probability of a certain population, but they cannot guarantee the outcome of an individual event. Economist Paul Romer did a paper several years ago demonstrating that with 20 independent variables he could offer almost any theory, and still make a perfect model to hindcast to real world data. If you understand it, it is not just a criticism of the Frankfurt school’s “long march through the institutions,” it is a recommendation to start a different kind of long march. The minute our institutions of higher learning ceased to be a place for the open exchange of ideas, they lost their reason for being. Is medicine is a science? There are many ways to reach scientific conclusions – they are all valuable tools. As I read this full post, including the letters, I was left feeling – How Can This Happen? For example, a conjecture about modal gorilla behavior doesn’t fail if a single gorilla fails to act as predicted. “Those are racist dogwhistles”. Accuracy in the physical sciences is much more predictive as long as bio chemistry is involved, still there is room for error. I’ll ask again, why do you think that academic programs like History have moved over the years from Humanities divisions/colleges/departments/whatevertermisapplicable to Social Science counterparts? 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