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    • Stoopid American
    • 27.08.10 | 08:07 (IDT)

    ... is a simple one. Anyone intelligent enough to achieve doctorate or post-doctorate status and perform original research is intelligent enough to realize that human existence is an intractably complex, multi-variate problem. Academics can see a bigger picture, on average, than lay people can. Therefore academics are more likely to see multiple perspectives than lay people are, and are more willing to consider alternate world views than most people. RIght-wingers label this tendency "leftist" because it does not meet with their unipolar world view. In other words: leftist academia is largely a myth. It is not left v. right; it is acknowledgement of complexity v. simplistic thinking.

    from the article: Only force will stop force
    First published 01:40 27.08.10 | Last updated 01:40 27.08.10
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