Category Archives: Culture

Higher Ed Bubble

As Instapundit would say, the higher education bubble is going to pop.

“Around the same time, Pyne began to criticize new graduate programs within the business school. Internally, he told colleagues that they were more like undergraduate programs in quality. He said as much externally, including in comments posted to a local news website, where he also mentioned his findings on predatory publications.” (Bolding is mine…)

I suspect he was right about both the predatory publishing (a method of inflating one’s academic credentials) and the new program… after all, in response the university: 1) Told him that faculty, staff, and students were afraid of him 2) refused to give him access to complaints against him 3) ordered him to take a psychological evaluation or be forced onto medical leave 4) banned him from campus and confiscated his keys… which seems more like what you’d do with someone making threats of mass murder or something…

He messed up, he thought that the university cared about excellence…

 

 

Q comics

Whatever you think about Q, you probably have to agree that it would make a great comic… (Unless you’ve never heard of it…)

(The picture is a link to Indiegogo… where you can see more about the story plan etc…)

New Battlefronts

While conservative Christians focus on the near stalemate on evolution, this is happening. This is coming hard and fast. It’s like a heavy cavalry charge where all of us will be trampled to death if we refuse to face the changing threats… and everyone seems happy to argue about the interior volume of the ark…

WATCH: Leftist Students Freak Out When Panel Agrees Men And Women Are Different

The Democrat 2020 Totem-pole

I think Elizabeth Warren (Figure 1) is massively afraid of being upstaged on the diversity totem pole by Oprah (Figure 2) in the 2020 Democrat primary. (heh… totem pole) She is afraid that she will lose all political oxygen like the regular GOP candidates did… Since the diversity and progress cultists require ever renewed highs, (like addicts) I think Oprah would be formidable or even unbeatable in the Democrat 2020 primary. See, I think part of Hillary’s problem was that she wasn’t a step up the totem pole from Obama. Going from a black President to a white one is unacceptably regressive for Democrats. Oprah, being black and female, has more diversity points even than Obama, and therefore represents ‘progress’. (Eventually anyone who isn’t minority, female, LGBTetc, and diagnosed with PTSD will be unacceptable to democrats as they will be regressive…) Since the majority of the Democrats in power are white and/or male, I expect the Dems to launch preemptive strikes to keep Oprah out of the 2020 business. And Warren leads the way:

“I don’t know” if America is ready for another celebrity billionaire president, she said. “Here’s what I do know. We are right now in the middle of fights that will determine our future for generations to come.”

Figure 1: ‘Native American’

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Figure 2: ‘Cares about Sexual Harassment’

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Oh… look at that a few preliminary preemptive strikes…

www.washingtonpost.com

www.reviewjournal.com/opinion

www.chicagotribune.com

 

 

Christians in a SciFi world

Just a few days ago one of my student brought this up at our faith and science discussion. I had never heard of it, but the story is so tragic and yet God used the Gibsons to do something incredible. It is so odd and yet such a powerful story that it is hard to place the emotion it produces.

The Gibsons had Emma through the National Embryo Donation Center, a faith-based embryo adoption program in which couples hoping to conceive are paired with embryos that will not be used by their genetic parents. The NEDC said in a news release that it has received donated embryos from all 50 states, as well as foreign countries.

A “baby counter” on the NEDC website tallies its live births at 686 babies.

Emma was frozen in October 1992, when Tina Gibson, 26, was 18 months old. The embryo was thawed in March of this year and implanted two days later. “Emma is such a sweet miracle,” Benjamin Gibson said, according to the news release. “I think she looks pretty perfect to have been frozen all those years ago.”

Science Fiction almost never includes believing Christians but here we get a weird, uncanny view into how Christians behave in a Science Fiction wor

Some ‘Debunked’ Conspiracy Theories May Be True…

A few links here… I thought I’d share… (Which makes me think that although Comet Ping Pong may not be the place, Pizzagate in essence is real…) I don’t have any energy to write about such a gruesome topic, but I will mention that I continue to think (as I told my wife some days ago) that this whole ‘Sexual Harassment Apocalypse‘, the whole media/democrat #MeToo thing, is largely to burn everyone out on hearing about sexual harassment before the really horrible people (the ones that make Brian Singer look humane and moral) get found out. (Also, it makes me wonder if these kinds of rumors (like in the blind item) are what got Andrew Klavan going on A Killer in the Wind…

The Hollywood Rape Machine

Blind Item – The Church

The Last Closet

Emotional Contagion

Everyone is a propagandist… and cognitive science is scary.

Also, these things seem to be able to be actively encouraged and fomented: Transgender Social Contagion Reminds School Counselor of Salem in 1692