Denyse O’Leary writes at Uncommon Dissent about a dissertation asserting
Laura Parson, a student in the [U]niversity [of North Dakota]’s education department, reviewed eight science class syllabi at a “Midwest public university” and said she discovered in them a hidden hostility to women and minorities:
“Instead of promoting the idea that knowledge is constructed by the student and dynamic, subject to change as it would in a more feminist view of knowledge, the syllabi reinforce the larger male-dominant view of knowledge as one that students acquire and use make [sic] the correct decision.”
It IS true that science itself has to be constructed by human beings: Science is not just “out there” speaking on its own. Science is an human creation. It emerges from the depths of the human mind which uses its intellect to measure and ponder the material world and speculate as to its inner workings, causes, and adaptability for various material ends. The rules of logic apply, but those using the rules are subjective beings. But objectivity in science is normally another way of pointing to such things as logical reasoning about hard evidence. Perhaps the feeling of hostility from the class syllabi is just a subjective construct?