Society/Culture Jordan B Peterson

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I had a quick look, and the opening part was from a person claiming Indigenous science had been ignored.

Does anyone go on to make a claim that science is just a tool to oppress non-whites? Because these 2 are very different things.
They go through a lot of the theories of science according to the classic postmodernist and examples of it today.
 

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I had a quick look, and the opening part was from a person claiming Indigenous science had been ignored.

Does anyone go on to make a claim that science is just a tool to oppress non-whites? Because these 2 are very different things.
Yes

But science at this time was more than just a practical or ideological tool when it came to empire. Since its birth around the same time as Europeans began conquering other parts of the world, modern Western science was inextricably entangled with colonialism, especially British imperialism. And the legacy of that colonialism still pervades science today.​
As a result, recent years have seen an increasing number of calls to “decolonise science”, even going so far as to advocate scrapping the practice and findings of modern science altogether. Tackling the lingering influence of colonialism in science is much needed. But there are also dangers that the more extreme attempts to do so could play into the hands of religious fundamentalists and ultra-nationalists. We must find a way to remove the inequalities promoted by modern science while making sure its huge potential benefits work for everyone, instead of letting it become a tool for oppression.​


Tl;dr science is filled with baddies, but we can't rid of it completely because it might enable worsies, so I dunno, let's decolonise it by keeping only the bits which agree with our politics.
 

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But science at this time was more than just a practical or ideological tool when it came to empire. Since its birth around the same time as Europeans began conquering other parts of the world, modern Western science was inextricably entangled with colonialism, especially British imperialism. And the legacy of that colonialism still pervades science today.​
As a result, recent years have seen an increasing number of calls to “decolonise science”, even going so far as to advocate scrapping the practice and findings of modern science altogether. Tackling the lingering influence of colonialism in science is much needed. But there are also dangers that the more extreme attempts to do so could play into the hands of religious fundamentalists and ultra-nationalists. We must find a way to remove the inequalities promoted by modern science while making sure its huge potential benefits work for everyone, instead of letting it become a tool for oppression.​


Tl;dr science is filled with baddies, but we can't rid of it completely because it might enable worsies, so I dunno, let's decolonise it by keeping only the bits which agree with our politics.
Holy s**t.
 

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