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South African students want to "decolonise science" by rewriting the curriculum to focus on African advances in science.

I guess they want a lighter workload.
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She seems to be saying that, because some African people claim they can cause lightning to strike another person, they can - and then she seeks a scientific explanation for it in preference to validation of the claim. Perhaps this is the African scientific process: believe what you are told and question nothing. It sounds like religion or any other superstition to me. She ignores the moral implications of hitting people with lightning.
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(Original post by Mathemagicien)
South African students want to "decolonise science" by rewriting the curriculum to focus on African advances in science.



I guess they want a lighter workload.
More like a darker workload.
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South African students want to "decolonise science" by rewriting the curriculum to focus on African advances in science.



I guess they want a lighter workload.
tfw you have an exam but you were up till 3AM editing dank memes instead of studying the material so now u gotta complain like mad to get the exam delayed
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Those evil white men doing really good science and getting us to the moon.
You trying to compensate for the fact that you cant summon bolts of lightning?

Idiots like these deserve no platform to speak
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(Original post by Mathemagicien)
South African students want to "decolonise science" by rewriting the curriculum to focus on African advances in science.



I guess they want a lighter workload.
Because sub-Saharan Africa was doing so well before white people brought their oppressive science and technology with them, right? Well okay, they had barely progressed beyond the stone age, but I'm sure they were on the brink of developing a space age civilisation before evil whitey came along and ruined it all. :rolleyes:
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(Original post by Mathemagicien)
South African students want to "decolonise science" by rewriting the curriculum to focus on African advances in science.



I guess they want a lighter workload.

Yay, let's learn about FGM and how you can tear up a stitched vagina
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It's as if these people who complain about curricula being dominated by cis white male scum have not yet realised it's because almost everything of value in almost all fields of study, whether it be in the sciences, arts, or humanities was done by a cis white male.

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Not really.
Unless you're very selective of what is 'of value'
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Not really.
Unless you're very selective of what is 'of value'
Even if you remove the subjectivity the statement still holds, but I personally see no value in being able to invent a new gender or micro aggression even 3.96 seconds as of any real value

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"South African Students" - okay, it was like one girl giving her view. She's not even studying science so straight away she's not in any position to give her ******ed view on this subject.

And the students were laughing at her, and she got no round of applause or anything at the end.

I think a few posters above me are assuming this was some huge country wide response by black South Africans. It clearly isn't. So maybe just ease off the insults against Africans?

OP you could've worded your post a bit better. Unless of course this was your intention.
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Even if you remove the subjectivity the statement still holds, but I personally see no value in being able to invent a new gender or micro aggression even 3.96 seconds as of any real value

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The statement still doesn't hold.
A lot of contributions to modern science art and humanities have been from the ancient Chinese, Egyptians, Indians etc
Also there are quite a few African American inventors that you don't normally learn about in history classes that have contributed to science and the arts. In fact a lot of popular genres of music such as jazz, hip hop, blues, RnB, and some of the greatest rock musicians have been black. This isn't mentioning the contribution to athletics, literature and popular culture.

White people have contributed quite a bit but nowhere near 'almost everything of value'
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The statement still doesn't hold.
A lot of contributions to modern science art and humanities have been from the ancient Chinese, Egyptians, Indians etc
Also there are quite a few African American inventors that you don't normally learn about in history classes that have contributed to science and the arts. In fact a lot of popular genres of music such as jazz, hip hop, blues, RnB, and some of the greatest rock musicians have been black. This isn't mentioning the contribution to athletics, literature and popular culture.

White people have contributed quite a bit but nowhere near 'almost everything of value'
Don't bother with him. People who say that sort of stuff generally like to feel they're somehow able to take credit for achievements by other white people. Probably to feel less insecure about themselves I guess.
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Because sub-Saharan Africa was doing so well before white people brought their oppressive science and technology with them, right? Well okay, they had barely progressed beyond the stone age, but I'm sure they were on the brink of developing a space age civilisation before evil whitey came along and ruined it all. :rolleyes:
I know it's cool and all to believe that without the influence of white people black people are /would be primitive savages but it's not like white people were much less backwards in the 14th century for example.
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I think this made be dumber.

If they don't want to learn Science because of who made the discovered fine, let them fall behind the rest of the world.

industrial revolution started in the UK and the production line in America. Remember people - industry and jobs are evil.

Tim berners lee is also white so no internet for you.

Splitting everything by culture is getting worse and worse. Don't get me wrong you can learn about the contributions to the world by places like Babylon or other civilizations through history but the truth is modern science is western. In a few decades that could be wrong but right now it isn't.
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"South African Students" - okay, it was like one girl giving her view. She's not even studying science so straight away she's not in any position to give her ******ed view on this subject.

And the students were laughing at her, and she got no round of applause or anything at the end.

I think a few posters above me are assuming this was some huge country wide respones by black South Africans. It clearly isn't. So maybe just ease off the insults against Africans?

OP you could've worded your post a bit better. Unless of course this was your intention.
Sssh this doesn't fit into their narrative of Africans being not much more than primitive savages.
Gee I thought blatantly ignoring facts and missing the point was something only SJWs did?
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(Original post by Lord Samosa)
"South African Students" - okay, it was like one girl giving her view. She's not even studying science so straight away she's not in any position to give her ******ed view on this subject.

And the students were laughing at her, and she got no round of applause or anything at the end.

I think a few posters above me are assuming this was some huge country wide respones by black South Africans. It clearly isn't. So maybe just ease off the insults against Africans?

OP you could've worded your post a bit better. Unless of course this was your intention.
That's mostly true with all these groups. It's a small number of loud idiots advocating things like the "Air condition is sexist" headline that Sky news covered a while back. Even the presenter couldn't stop smirking.
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Ironic how a camera is used to tell us about this view, yet they still go on about 'decolonizing science'. Such ungrateful hypocrites
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Don't bother with him. People who say that sort of stuff generally like to feel they're somehow able to take credit for achievements by other white people. Probably to feel less insecure about themselves I guess.
Damn, you caught me, I simply can't go a day without telling somebody how I invented the light bulb or formalised the basis of geometry in two dimensions.

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I know it's cool and all to believe that without the influence of white people black people are /would be primitive savages but it's not like white people were much less backwards in the 14th century for example.
Wait, so you're having to compare recent history to centuries ago to defend the argument, surely that's just case in point if the black man had to wait until the white man came along to get caught up.
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Wait, so you're having to compare recent history to centuries ago to defend the argument, surely that's just case in point if the black man had to wait until the white man came along to get caught up.
Not what I was saying.
Was saying it's not like before the first time white people came around (15th century) they were much less backwards than we were. And at the time they didn't come with any of their new fangled science and technology. They just came to take slaves which destabilised the continent and this continued for 300 years before it finally ended. This plus the Arab slave trade going on for much longer I don't see how Africans would have done much in the way of development.
Granted white people did come back to grace us with the lovely tech at the small price of being treated like dogs on our own continent.

That being said, Im not saying white people are to blame for everything going wrong in Africa currently but acting as though the slow progress of our continent is solely our fault or Africans just aren't as capable at science etc without whiteys help is just plain wrong.
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