Throwing research down the drain

April 20, 2006

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I come out of the world of education, and the storm brewing over ERIC is just beginning. The purging of articles that have a postmodern bent is a very real worry, and this lastest brew-ha-ha doesn’t make me any more comfortable about it. The damage this administration has done to science (both hard and social) is very real. It’s not the death of science and it’s not the only cause of what feels to me like a strong wave of anti-intellectualism, but it’s real and it’s happening and it keeps me up at night.

Only for a few minutes, mind you. I leave for work pretty early. But still.