Joanne Nova has posted on her website an article on an American climate scientist by the name of Judith Curry, which I think bears repeating:
“Judith Curry resigns — “battle of scientific integrity versus career suicide”
It is sad to see that Judith Curry will not be continuing her research. The dead hand of buracademia drives out the best.
From Mark Steyn, who doesn’t hold back:
“…distinguished climate scientist Judith Curry had decided to resign from her position at Georgia Tech:
The superficial reason is that I want to do other things…
The deeper reasons have to do with my growing disenchantment with universities, the academic field of climate science and scientists.
Dr Curry elaborates:
A deciding factor was that I no longer know what to say to students and postdocs regarding how to navigate the CRAZINESS in the field of climate science. Research and other professional activities are professionally rewarded only if they are channeled in certain directions approved by a politicized academic establishment — funding, ease of getting your papers published, getting hired in prestigious positions, appointments to prestigious committees and boards, professional recognition, etc.
How young scientists are to navigate all this is beyond me, and it often becomes a battle of scientific integrity versus career suicide (I have worked through these issues with a number of skeptical young scientists).
By “career suicide”, Dr Curry means that, if you dissent from the Big Climate orthodoxy, thug enforcers like Dr Michael E Mann will take the hockey stick to you until there’s nothing left…”
It appears the same ‘craziness’ is rampant in other academic disciplines.
Dr. Oliver Heydorn referred a Social Credit discussion group to the work of Canadian clinical psychologist Dr. Jordan Peterson who has posted a number of his videos on Youtube. I have watched a couple of his lectures and picked up his reference to the importance of ‘Order or Chaos’. The term reminded me of Dorothy L. Sayers’ book titled “Creed or Chaos” and I believe they are ‘on the same track’ but using different terms.
Peterson uses words and their meanings from his field of study and refers to the fact that the western world’s ‘metaphysical foundation’ has been destroyed and Sayers of course is writing about the same thing from a theological position.
Oliver Heydorn wrote:
This is a very moving blog from Dr. Jordan Peterson from the "University" of Toronto who is currently being persecuted by the cultural Marxist drones in Canada for his common sense.
Every Social Crediter should listen to this speech in its entirety because in several places he describes beautifully the underlying philosophy of Social Credit when it comes to the proper relationship between the individual and the group.
Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnEFt20qe0o
Further discussion led to:
You might enjoy this video from Dr. Peterson:
I think that Joe Rogan, the interviewer, is out of his depth, and also that Peterson's general approach is perhaps more Jungian and "immanentistic" (he is a psychologist after all) than my own sensibilities would allow, but, for all that, there is much value, especially psychological and existential value, in what he has to say.
Oh yes ... at around 37:15, Peterson says:
"it is disappointing for me to say that I think the universities now do more harm than good." Hmmm, I suspect that Peterson and I may be belong to the same tribe and that we may even speak a mutually intelligible language ... that of the Logos…
Dr. Peterson understands quite a bit, but I'd be surprised if he knows much about the nature and role of finance, both structural and political, in fomenting the nihilism and totalitarianism that he rightfully opposes.”