Sigh

Reason magazine:
Surely a satirist who set out to write a deliberate parody of left-wing papers using the jargon of the earnest social justice warrior could not have done a better job than a paper on "just and equitable human-ice interactions."

But the paper is real—very real. The University of Oregon, in fact, put out a glowing press release touting its existence.
The paper itself appears to be a masterwork of the correlation-must-equal-causation fallacy combined with the sentiment epitomized by the famous parody NYT headline: "World ends tomorrow: Women, minorities hardest hit."

9 comments:

Assistant Village Idiot said...

We wouldn't want a female glacier to feel shamed.

raven said...

Or be called frigid. That would be a terrible insult. On the other hand, so would being called Hot. What self respecting glacier would want to be called hot? Who knows, maybe I am just a moraine.

Grim said...

...maybe I am just a moraine.

BOOOOOOOOOOO! :)

Edith Hook said...

Are you sure this isn't a plant, like the gibberish that was submitted to expose perr review?

Edith Hook said...

Sorry, "peer review"

Grim said...

I'd like to think that, but the article claims to have checked that possibility out and found it is for real.

raven said...


We have arrived at a point where it may take significant study to determine if something is parody or real. The standard tools, such as the widely used BS detector, are obsolete in the face of new waves of idiocy. Not pleasant breakers on the beach, or even roaring 20 foot monsters on Hawaii's north shore, the waves of modernidiocy resemble this-
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1958_Lituya_Bay_megatsunami

raven said...

evidence of the propagation of idiocy waves.

http://www.mlive.com/news/ann-arbor/index.ssf/2016/03/peaceful_memorial_rally_in_ann.html

Grim said...

The standard tools, such as the widely used BS detector, are obsolete in the face of new waves of idiocy.

True. This was a clear false positive for me when I first saw it.