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    Default The utility of academic scholarship

    I'm beginning to question it.

    Now I don't question the studies and experiment reports -- those obviously ought to be placed under the highest scrutiny possible.

    But scholarship has in many ways exceeded the boundaries of justification. Indeed, the more I understand the system, the more I perceive that it is a means of punishing those who do not submit to established academic interests.

    On Google Knol, you can vote for articles. I do see peer review as an important part of checking popularity contests. But I must ask myself what purpose the various Jungian journals, in particular, actually have.

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    Agreed, abolish the arts, worthless navel-gazing narcissistic wankery
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    Quote Originally Posted by octo View Post
    Agreed, abolish the arts, worthless navel-gazing narcissistic wankery
    Nowhere in that post do I advocate the abolition of the arts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tcaudilllg View Post
    Nowhere in that post do I advocate the abolition of the arts.
    Why not?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Capitalist Pig View Post
    Why not?
    hmm well, honestly I guess maybe public support for them should be abolished. That money could go towards funding scientific research that may not be in the corporate interest (such as cures for disease apart from treatments). After all, anything that can't be funded with Kickstarter probably isn't worth creating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tcaudilllg View Post
    hmm well, honestly I guess maybe public support for them should be abolished. That money could go towards funding scientific research that may not be in the corporate interest (such as cures for disease apart from treatments). After all, anything that can't be funded with Kickstarter probably isn't worth creating.
    Noooooooo........

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    Quote Originally Posted by lemontrees View Post
    Noooooooo........
    Oh dear... did we find a flash point for SEI?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tcaudilllg View Post
    After all, anything that can't be funded with Kickstarter probably isn't worth creating.
    *head explodes*
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    Quote Originally Posted by force my hand View Post
    *head explodes*
    You're OK with feces and urine on Jesus?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tcaudilllg View Post
    You're OK with feces and urine on Jesus?
    What the fuck are you on about?
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    I actually meant shit like art criticism and sociology, I'm generally ok with creative arts, even if it involves urine on Jesus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by octo View Post
    I actually meant shit like art criticism and sociology, I'm generally ok with creative arts, even if it involves urine on Jesus.
    The conservatives didn't really resist funding for the arts until the feces on Jesus exposition. There was no point in that. It just created damaging controversy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tcaudilllg View Post
    The conservatives didn't really resist funding for the arts until the feces on Jesus exposition. There was no point in that. It just created damaging controversy.
    That doesn't explain your position on Roe v. Wade, however.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Capitalist Pig View Post
    That doesn't explain your position on Roe v. Wade, however.
    Roe v Wade is explained, in my view, as a matter of sensitivity to the terror of unwanted pregnancy. Third trimester abortions next to never happen. Consciousness doesn't begin at conception, either; in fact, it's not even present at birth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tcaudilllg View Post
    Roe v Wade is explained, in my view, as a matter of sensitivity to the terror of unwanted pregnancy. Third trimester abortions next to never happen. Consciousness doesn't begin at conception, either; in fact, it's not even present at birth.
    You're suggesting we let the terrorists win?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Capitalist Pig View Post
    You're suggesting we let the terrorists win?
    What do you mean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tcaudilllg View Post
    What do you mean?
    The Pope's butler has been cited in a scandal, how isn't that relevant?

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