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May 03 2021

Science + Moonbattery = Chanda Prescod-Weinstein

There is no aspect of civilization that cannot be debased and destroyed through the application of moonbattery. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein demonstrates that this is true not only of the arts but also of the sciences.

As CNN glowingly reports, she is…

…the first Black woman to hold a tenure-track faculty position in theoretical cosmology as an assistant professor at the University of New Hampshire. Prescod-Weinstein is one of the country’s few core faculty members of both physics and women’s and gender studies departments at a higher institution.

If you mix meatloaf with manure, you get manure. If you mix science with moonbattery, you get moonbattery.

In her new book, “The Disordered Cosmos: A Journey into Dark Matter, Spacetime, and Dreams Deferred,” Prescod-Weinstein invites readers into the universe as she sees it — and as a self-described queer agender Black woman, she sees it differently than many people.

Imagine designing a rocket to the moon from the viewpoint not of objective reality, but of a “queer agender Black woman.” Odds of it getting off the launch pad would not be high.

Her book chapters — including “The Physics of Melanin,” “Black People Are Luminous Matter” and “The Anti-Patriarchy Agender” — show her focus “at the intersection of astrophysics and particle physics” and at the intersection of physics and Black feminist thought and anti-colonial theory.

Liberals have already conquered the liberal arts. Now this nauseating and pernicious lunacy will displace science education.

Prescod-Weinstein asks us to consider how science would be different if scientists were from more diverse backgrounds, and if it incorporated Indigenous scientific knowledge and voices.

For example, instead of skyscrapers, we could have dung huts. Instead of microsurgery, we could have witchdoctors writhing convulsively and pointing bones.

Predscod-Weinstein weeps for the “alternative futures that were foreclosed because of White supremacy, because of patriarchy.” At least she escaped the alternative futures where there is no such thing as Affirmative Action.

What liberalism will leave us with in place of science.

On a tip from Steve T.


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