Several thoughtful readers and friends have discussed whether using the emotionally charged term, Woke, is helpful when trying to make a point.
Thanks for this. I do not care what you call it but I also urge you to distinguish between the 'fundamentalist" forms and the original meanings, not just in woke, but also in feminism. As for the politicians, I do not care :)
As a feminist and woke in their original meanings, I felt very uncomfortable with some of your writings. I could leave this forum, but I am not here for the social commentary, but for the science as exemplified by your books and other writings. So I persisted.
Whether it is better to take up arms against a sea of neologistic catechism, and become profoundly confused by jargon that dosen't refer to anything real, or demand coherent communication. F.W. needs an image like a purple unicorn with a burning horn, that way it's obvious that something isn't right.
Another thing that worries me about this festering fundamentalism throughout much of academia
is that many seem to blame it on the Democrats. I imagine if I were a fundamentalist Republican I would be happy to see the chaos being created out of this. More votes for ME. I have a feeling that statistics would show that a large percentage of Democrats do not buy into the insanity but those who do are stabbing themselves in the foot in the bigger picture. Just a thought. Thank you Lawrence for trying to shed light.
Great article Lawrence. In my opinion, one of the most important words you mentioned is the word ‘rational’, which only can be used within context and that’s what it’s all about.
Well you know, I always wondered why you bothered arguing with people of faith... whatever was the point ? It was like watching you take candy from small children....
I think you are splitting hairs here, but lets see where this goes for you