Teaching Science at Dartmouth
Ms. Venkatesan’s scholarly specialty is “science studies,” which, as she wrote in a journal article last year, “teaches that scientific knowledge has suspect access to truth.” She continues: “Scientific facts do not correspond to a natural reality but conform to a social construct.”
Hey! I recognize that idea. It’s post-modern deconstruction. Text is the only reality, and text is a social construct.
Apparently some of the students questioned that idea. Imagine that – students questioning the answers! Why, the very idea! Surely a lawsuit is the appropriate response.
Priya Venkatesan taught English at Dartmouth College. She maintains that some of her students were so unreceptive of “French narrative theory” that it amounted to a hostile working environment. She is also readying lawsuits against her superiors, who she says papered over the harassment, as well as a confessional exposé, which she promises will “name names.”
Aaaagggg! So, why is her course called “Science Studies” anyway?
H/T to Jonah Goldberg.