Commentary: The Universalism of Mathematics and its detractors

May 08, 2023 1 min read

Commentary: The Universalism of Mathematics and its detractors

By Sergiu Klainerman (Higgins professor of mathematics at Princeton), Heterodox STEM, Substack

The scientific enterprise in United States is being seriously challenged by powerful anti-scientific trends. Postmodern relativism, under the pretense of anti-racism, anti-sexism, anti-colonialism, anti-ableism... is undermining the very foundations of science as a search for truth.

Radical egalitarianism, disguised under the name of equity is undermining the critically important criteria of selection and rewards based on merit. Our elementary and secondary educational system, already very weak to start with, is being further and irreparably degraded by incompetent and heavily ideological, woke, schools of education throughout the country.


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