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In yesterday’s post we identified and explained Francis’ FakeTheology™. Your humble blogger also identified what I consider as the ROOT source of this contemporary phenomenon: nominalism.
We also explained how FakeTheology™ has its counterparts in other subsets of the Visibilium Omnium, et Invisibilium. The equivalent phenomenon in the communications subset of human activity is obviously known as FakeNews.
Today we move over into another area of human activity, i.e. the physical sciences. The below post is an example of the counterpart of Francis’ FakeTheology™ in the field of quantum physics.
One can call it FakeScience.
And yes Virginia, a purely objective science like quantum physics is seen as “oppressive to marginalized people”. And if the sensitive post-modernist “theoreticians” could just get those “rigid” scientists to “deconstruct” the male hierarchical nature of quantum physics and “re-construct” the science along “feminized intersectionality” (whatever that is), then quantum physics can be remade so as to enable “apparatuses that allow for new possibilities of safer spaces.”
Didn’t you know that dear reader?
Because after all, “enabling apparatuses that allow for new possibilities of safer spaces” is what science is all about.
And just to track back to Francis’ FakeTheology™, today we have another great example of post-modernist’s deconstructing the male dominant hierarchical structured Catholic Church into something else.
Now to understand the deconstruction of Catholicism that Team Francis is undertaking, we must understand the foundation of a typical program for priestly formation. In the typical seminary education program, the future priest receives instruction in philosophy. The recommended philosophy program includes: the study of logic, epistemology, philosophy of nature, metaphysics, natural theology, anthropology and ethics.
The key to understanding what it is that is being deconstructed, is to understand what is natural theology, i.e.:
The study of the philosophy of nature, which treats fundamental
principles like substance, form, matter, causality, motion, and the
soul, provides seminarians a foundation for the study of metaphysics,
natural theology, anthropology, and ethics.
Pretty objective stuff, if you ask me.
But hold that thought.
In yesterday’s news cycle, we have a report from the Catholic Register where we can find the following passage: (see here)
“The direct experience of God’s saving grace is the perfect antidote to a faded, weak faith and to that kind of cultural Catholicism that too often prevails,” the bishop said.
And this “faded, weak faith and to that kind of cultural Catholicism” is opposed by:
From the Pentecostals, Martinez said, the first thing Catholics can learn is “love for the Holy Spirit, who remains the great unknown for Catholic theology.”
Which leads to the question: how did the Pentecostals “learn” about this “Holy Spirit”?
Furthermore, how was it that the Pentecostals “learned” about this “Holy Spirit” while the Catholic Church, with its highly developed theology which includes the study of logic, epistemology, philosophy of nature, metaphysics, natural theology, anthropology and ethics” et. al, and spanning 2000 years, has not?
And how did a “catholic bishop” learn about this new fangled “direct experience of God’s saving grace” and why did he not tell anybody else about this?
One would think that this “knowledge” would constitute a major academic/theological/doctrinal breakthrough in our understanding of the nature of God?
These questions however, are not answered.
I guess we just have to take it on faith.
Kind of like Whitney Stark’s claim that quantum physics is “culturally oppressive”.
Academic Journal: Quantum Physics Is ‘Oppressive’ to Marginalized People (see here)
Culture and gender-studies researcher Whitney Stark argues that physics is oppressive.
A feminist scholar has published a paper claiming that quantum physics is oppressive and that we must use “quantum feminisms” to make the science more intersectional.
In a paper for The Minnesota Review, culture and gender-studies researcher Whitney Stark argues that physics is oppressive because it has “separated beings” based on their “binary and absolute differences” — a structure that she calls “hierarchical and exploitative” — and the same kind of system is “embedded in many structures of classification,” making it “part of the apparatus that enables oppression.” Stark explains:
This structural thinking of individualized separatism with binary and absolute differences as the basis for how the universe works seeped into/poured over/ is embedded in many structures of classification, which understand similarity and difference in the world, imposed in many hierarchical and exploitative organizational structures, whether through gender, life/nonlife, national borders, and so on.
According to Stark, the tendency to categorize in this way particularly hurts marginalized people because it can cause the activist efforts of minority groups to be “overshadowed” by the efforts of dominant groups.
“For instance, in many ‘official’ feminist histories of the United States, black/African American women’s organizing and writing are completely unaccounted for before the 1973 creation of the middle-class, professional National Black Feminist Organization,” Stark writes.
“Part of this absence is the frequent subsuming of intersectional identities under supposedly encompassing meta-identities more readily recognized by/as hegemonicized groupings,” she continues. “For instance, black women subsumed under ‘black,’ equated with male, or ‘feminist’ equated with white women.” ‘Combining intersectionality and quantum physics can provide for differing perspectives on organizing practices long used by marginalized people.’
Thankfully, Stark has a solution to this very clearly serious problem: “quantum feminisms” and “intersectionality.” “By taking a critical look at the noncentralized and multiple movements of quantum physics, and by dehierarchizing the necessity of linear bodies through time, it becomes possible to reconfigure structures of value, longevity, and subjectivity in ways explicitly aligned with anti-oppression practices and identity politics,” she writes. “Combining intersectionality and quantum physics can provide for differing perspectives on organizing practices long used by marginalized people, for enabling apparatuses that allow for new possibilities of safer spaces.”
Honestly, all of this makes perfect sense. Personally, whenever I think about oppression, the very first thing that comes to my mind is: “Damn it Isaac Newton! This is all your fault!” I’m just glad someone is finally writing about it. Maybe someday we can take it a step further, and replace all lessons on the outdated, sexist, racist concept of “quantum physics” in our schools with lessons on quantum feminisms. Ah, yes. Then, and only then, will our nation be truly great.
This story was initially covered by the College Fix.