Dr. Noe–I assume Dr. Noe or he wouldn’t be a UC Berkeley faculty–writes an essay that ignores what is all around him, politically motivated and funded junk science and intellectual inquiry.
First, he doesn’t know that proper scientific inquiry may require work, but it’s not obscure, it’s not an artistic or creative thing as he implies, and when science goes wrong it’s because of political and social influences that are best seen in places like UC Berkeley, where Dr. Noe struts his stuff.
Note he doesn’t even touch on the post modernist approach to intellectual inquiry that is soaked with politically correct leftist/collectivist delusional and deceptive pseudo science and inquiry, derivative of the academic culture that now is doevoted to cargo cult inquiries is the services of socialist/collectivist utopian conformist censorious emptyheadedness.
Eric Hoffer said that emptyhdeadedness doesn’t mean the head is empty, it means it is full of trash.
Dr. Noe properly condemns junk science while approving of junk science is the service of the leftist causes he loves so much.
Why no use a litle science to support your favorite causes and to impress the ignorant?