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Gravity is racist? Sheffield Uni. wants disclaimers on Isaac Newtons
theories, says he benefited from colonial activity

Newtons discoveries are not controversial, yet if the documents are to
be understood correctly, the fact that they were made during a time of
European colonialism makes them suspect. The historical context that
should be added to lessons is left unexplained, and it is not clear how
Newton may have benefited from colonial-era activity.

Yet Newton isnt the only thinker being re-examined by the university.
Pioneering scientists like Paul Dirac, Pierre-Simon Laplace and
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz are all up for review.

Decolonization is a hot term among social justice-minded academics.
Put simply it involves rethinking the notion that Western science,
philosophy, and knowledge in general are superior to theories from the
non-Western world, and contribute to the oppression of this world.

Its been applied to history and political science, and invoked to
topple statues of famous figures considered offensive to modern tastes.
However, its also been applied to some unlikely subjects. Academics
have argued that classical music, mathematics and ecology are all ripe
for decolonization, on account of their domination by the white West.

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https://www.rt.com/uk/522155-isaac-n...lonial-racist/

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Its now white, male and elite to spell properly, say woke UK universities

Writing music down like Mozart did is white hegemony, proposed reform
of Oxfords curriculum reportedly claims.

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On 29/04/2021 10:50, Spike wrote:

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Gravity is racist? Sheffield Uni. wants disclaimers on Isaac Newtons
theories, says he benefited from colonial activity

Newtons discoveries are not controversial, yet if the documents are to
be understood correctly, the fact that they were made during a time of
European colonialism makes them suspect. The historical context that
should be added to lessons is left unexplained, and it is not clear how
Newton may have benefited from colonial-era activity.

Yet Newton isnt the only thinker being re-examined by the university.
Pioneering scientists like Paul Dirac, Pierre-Simon Laplace and
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz are all up for review.


Does this mean the unit of force will be called the Mandela? Better to
be named after a terrorist.

Decolonization is a hot term among social justice-minded academics.
Put simply it involves rethinking the notion that Western science,
philosophy, and knowledge in general are superior to theories from the
non-Western world, and contribute to the oppression of this world.

Its been applied to history and political science, and invoked to
topple statues of famous figures considered offensive to modern tastes.
However, its also been applied to some unlikely subjects. Academics
have argued that classical music, mathematics and ecology are all ripe
for decolonization, on account of their domination by the white West.

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https://www.rt.com/uk/522155-isaac-n...lonial-racist/

Also contains links to:

Its now white, male and elite to spell properly, say woke UK universities

Writing music down like Mozart did is white hegemony, proposed reform
of Oxfords curriculum reportedly claims.


Most of these ideas get very little traction, but will always exist.
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Gravity is racist? Sheffield Uni. wants disclaimers on Isaac Newtons
theories, says he benefited from colonial activity


Newtons discoveries are not controversial, yet if the documents are to
be understood correctly, the fact that they were made during a time of
European colonialism makes them suspect. The historical context that
should be added to lessons is left unexplained, and it is not clear how
Newton may have benefited from colonial-era activity.


Yet Newton isnt the only thinker being re-examined by the university.
Pioneering scientists like Paul Dirac, Pierre-Simon Laplace and Gottfried
Wilhelm Leibniz are all up for review.


Decolonization is a hot term among social justice-minded academics. Put
simply it involves rethinking the notion that Western science,
philosophy, and knowledge in general are superior to theories from the
non-Western world, and contribute to the oppression of this world.


Its been applied to history and political science, and invoked to topple
statues of famous figures considered offensive to modern tastes. However,
its also been applied to some unlikely subjects. Academics have argued
that classical music, mathematics and ecology are all ripe for
decolonization, on account of their domination by the white West.


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https://www.rt.com/uk/522155-isaac-n...lonial-racist/


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Its now white, male and elite to spell properly, say woke UK
universities


Writing music down like Mozart did is white hegemony, proposed reform
of Oxfords curriculum reportedly claims.


I noted, a couple of years ago, that in South Africa studenst were
objecting to "White Science". Had they thoughtb it through, they might
have realised electricity come via "White Science", so turn it off.

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On 29/04/2021 10:50, Spike wrote:

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Gravity is racist? Sheffield Uni. wants disclaimers on Isaac Newtons
theories, says he benefited from colonial activity

Newtons discoveries are not controversial, yet if the documents are to
be understood correctly, the fact that they were made during a time of
European colonialism makes them suspect. The historical context that
should be added to lessons is left unexplained, and it is not clear how
Newton may have benefited from colonial-era activity.

Yet Newton isnt the only thinker being re-examined by the university.
Pioneering scientists like Paul Dirac, Pierre-Simon Laplace and
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz are all up for review.

Decolonization is a hot term among social justice-minded academics.
Put simply it involves rethinking the notion that Western science,
philosophy, and knowledge in general are superior to theories from the
non-Western world, and contribute to the oppression of this world.

Its been applied to history and political science, and invoked to
topple statues of famous figures considered offensive to modern tastes.
However, its also been applied to some unlikely subjects. Academics
have argued that classical music, mathematics and ecology are all ripe
for decolonization, on account of their domination by the white West.

=====

https://www.rt.com/uk/522155-isaac-n...lonial-racist/

Also contains links to:

Its now white, male and elite to spell properly, say woke UK universities

Writing music down like Mozart did is white hegemony, proposed reform
of Oxfords curriculum reportedly claims.


Its always some unnamed professors or consultants....


https://www.musicteachermagazine.co....ll-be-scrapped


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On 29 Apr 2021 at 11:31:07 BST, "Dex" wrote:

On 29/04/2021 10:50, Spike wrote:

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Gravity is racist? Sheffield Uni. wants disclaimers on Isaac Newtons
theories, says he benefited from colonial activity

Newtons discoveries are not controversial, yet if the documents are to
be understood correctly, the fact that they were made during a time of
European colonialism makes them suspect. The historical context that
should be added to lessons is left unexplained, and it is not clear how
Newton may have benefited from colonial-era activity.

Yet Newton isnt the only thinker being re-examined by the university.
Pioneering scientists like Paul Dirac, Pierre-Simon Laplace and
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz are all up for review.

Decolonization is a hot term among social justice-minded academics.
Put simply it involves rethinking the notion that Western science,
philosophy, and knowledge in general are superior to theories from the
non-Western world, and contribute to the oppression of this world.

Its been applied to history and political science, and invoked to
topple statues of famous figures considered offensive to modern tastes.
However, its also been applied to some unlikely subjects. Academics
have argued that classical music, mathematics and ecology are all ripe
for decolonization, on account of their domination by the white West.

=====

https://www.rt.com/uk/522155-isaac-n...lonial-racist/

Also contains links to:

Its now white, male and elite to spell properly, say woke UK universities

Writing music down like Mozart did is white hegemony, proposed reform
of Oxfords curriculum reportedly claims.


Its always some unnamed professors or consultants....



https://www.musicteachermagazine.co....ll-be-scrapped


Isn't this what the Americans call "fake news"? Like most of the stories
about silly EU rules, and made up by the same people?

What is true is that most major scientific theories have many origins, and it
is often a bit arbitrary (and nationalistic) who gets chosen as the main
author.

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On 29/04/2021 12:19, Roger Hayter wrote:

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Isn't this what the Americans call "fake news"? Like most of the stories
about silly EU rules, and made up by the same people?


It's 'Russia Today', just mischief making. In this instance, the
purpose seems to be to stir up sad individuals whose only 'achievement'
is to have white skin.

It works.

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On 29/04/2021 12:36, Clive Arthur wrote:
On 29/04/2021 12:19, Roger Hayter wrote:

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Isn't this what the Americans call "fake news"? Like most of the
stories
about silly EU rules, and made up by the same people?


It's 'Russia Today', just mischief making. In this instance, the
purpose seems to be to stir up sad individuals whose only 'achievement'
is to have white skin.

It works.


They're putting their own spin on a spin from the Telegraph.



https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-56913993

With this story it would be 'Welsh government plans to ban the English
language'.
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On 29/04/2021 11:31, Dex wrote:
On 29/04/2021 10:50, Spike wrote:

Writing music down like Mozart did is white hegemony, proposed reform
of Oxfords curriculum reportedly claims.


Its always some unnamed professors or consultants....

https://www.musicteachermagazine.co....ll-be-scrapped


De facto it already has been in many professional performances.

iPads don't rustle when you swipe or fall off music stands anything like
as often as real music books do and their pages lay flat every time.

Scanned media has already made big inroads into sheet music sales.

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On Thu, 29 Apr 2021 09:50:46 +0000, Spike wrote:

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Gravity is racist? Sheffield Uni. wants disclaimers on Isaac Newtons
theories, says he benefited from colonial activity

Newtons discoveries are not controversial, yet if the documents are to
be understood correctly, the fact that they were made during a time of
European colonialism makes them suspect. The historical context that
should be added to lessons is left unexplained, and it is not clear how
Newton may have benefited from colonial-era activity.

Yet Newton isnt the only thinker being re-examined by the university.
Pioneering scientists like Paul Dirac, Pierre-Simon Laplace and
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz are all up for review.

Decolonization is a hot term among social justice-minded academics.
Put simply it involves rethinking the notion that Western science,
philosophy, and knowledge in general are superior to theories from the
non-Western world, and contribute to the oppression of this world.

Its been applied to history and political science, and invoked to
topple statues of famous figures considered offensive to modern tastes.
However, its also been applied to some unlikely subjects. Academics
have argued that classical music, mathematics and ecology are all ripe
for decolonization, on account of their domination by the white West.

=====

https://www.rt.com/uk/522155-isaac-n...lonial-racist/

Also contains links to:

Its now white, male and elite to spell properly, say woke UK
universities

Writing music down like Mozart did is white hegemony, proposed reform
of Oxfords curriculum reportedly claims.


Someone is taking the ****.
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On 29/04/2021 11:31, Dex wrote:
On 29/04/2021 10:50, Spike wrote:

Writing music down like Mozart did is white hegemony, proposed reform
of Oxfords curriculum reportedly claims.


Its always some unnamed professors or consultants....

https://www.musicteachermagazine.co....ll-be-scrapped


De facto it already has been in many professional performances.


iPads don't rustle when you swipe or fall off music stands anything like
as often as real music books do and their pages lay flat every time.


Scanned media has already made big inroads into sheet music sales.


but you can't use old iPads as toilet paper

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On 2021-04-29, Tim Streater wrote:
What is true is that most major scientific theories have many origins, and it
is often a bit arbitrary (and nationalistic) who gets chosen as the main author.


While this may be true, there is nonetheless a lot of ******** being
spoken by so-called 'academics' at the moment.


Not just academics - witness lots of threads in this newsgroup.
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On 29/04/2021 11:31, Dex wrote:
On 29/04/2021 10:50, Spike wrote:

Writing music down like Mozart did is white hegemony, proposed
reform
of Oxfords curriculum reportedly claims.
Its always some unnamed professors or consultants....

https://www.musicteachermagazine.co....ll-be-scrapped


De facto it already has been in many professional performances.

iPads don't rustle when you swipe or fall off music stands anything like
as often as real music books do and their pages lay flat every time.


But once it has fallen off, it's bust and then that's the end of that.


But easy to ensure that it can't fall off.

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On 29/04/2021 13:43, charles wrote:
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Martin Brown wrote:
On 29/04/2021 11:31, Dex wrote:
On 29/04/2021 10:50, Spike wrote:

Writing music down like Mozart did is white hegemony, proposed reform
of Oxfords curriculum reportedly claims.

Its always some unnamed professors or consultants....

https://www.musicteachermagazine.co....ll-be-scrapped


De facto it already has been in many professional performances.


iPads don't rustle when you swipe or fall off music stands anything like
as often as real music books do and their pages lay flat every time.


Scanned media has already made big inroads into sheet music sales.


but you can't use old iPads as toilet paper


I have heard of playing a bum note, but that might be taking it too far!


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and some people have too much time on their hands. Sio then both Russia and
American early rockets, should be discounted since their inventers were ex
Nazis?

One cannot change history, only acknowledge it, and learn and move on.
Also one has to also think about forgiveness, since you cannot try dead
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Gravity is racist? Sheffield Uni. wants disclaimers on Isaac Newton's
theories, says he benefited from 'colonial activity'

Newton's discoveries are not controversial, yet if the documents are to
be understood correctly, the fact that they were made during a time of
European colonialism makes them suspect. The "historical context" that
should be added to lessons is left unexplained, and it is not clear how
Newton may have benefited from "colonial-era activity."

Yet Newton isn't the only thinker being re-examined by the university.
Pioneering scientists like Paul Dirac, Pierre-Simon Laplace and
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz are all up for review.

'Decolonization' is a hot term among social justice-minded academics.
Put simply it involves rethinking the notion that Western science,
philosophy, and knowledge in general are superior to theories from the
non-Western world, and contribute to the "oppression" of this world.

It's been applied to history and political science, and invoked to
topple statues of famous figures considered offensive to modern tastes.
However, it's also been applied to some unlikely subjects. Academics
have argued that classical music, mathematics and ecology are all ripe
for "decolonization," on account of their domination by the white West.

=====

https://www.rt.com/uk/522155-isaac-n...lonial-racist/

Also contains links to:

It's now 'white, male and elite' to spell properly, say woke UK
universities

Writing music down like Mozart did is 'white hegemony', proposed reform
of Oxford's curriculum reportedly claims.

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I noted, a couple of years ago, that in South Africa studenst were
objecting to "White Science". Had they thoughtb it through, they might
have realised electricity come via "White Science", so turn it off


Increasingly, they are.

'Load shedding' is a feature of life there.

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but you can't use old iPads as toilet paper


Is that a dare?

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