- The Washington Times - Tuesday, October 24, 2017

A professor at the University of California-Davis says Western civilization will benefit if its researchers adopt “feminist science” that “explicitly unsticks Science from Truth.”

UC-Davis’ Sara Giordano has a Ph.D. in neuroscience from Emory University, but the assistant professor says years of exposure to feminist activists convinced her to focus on the democratization of science. The Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies (GSW) professor, who says Western science “earned its epistemic authority through its co-constitution with colonization and slavery,” recently published her theories in the journal Catalyst.

“I argue that critical science literacy can be seen as a practice in ‘rewriting knowledge,’” she says in an op-ed first reported by the educational watchdog Campus Reform on Tuesday. “I use literacy to mean the ability to both read and write (produce). I use critical (as in feminist) to signal the ‘re’-writing of science through the practice of this kind of literacy. I offer this as a ‘failure,’ as a rejection of capital S Science, maybe even an anti-Science, a willful refusal, perhaps the heretical turn we need to disrupt the epistemic authority of Science (that is, the assumption that science = truth).”

The professor adds that Western civilization’s scientific practices are “at the root of the justification for social inequality.”

The watchdog noted that Ms. Giordano’s work does not clearly define what she means by her stated desire to separate science from truth.

“Campus Reform reached out to Giordano multiple times for comment, but did not receive a response in time for publication,” the website added.

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