cross the breadth of fire science disciplines, women are leaders in fire research and development. We want to acknowledge some of these leaders to promote diversity across our disciplines. In Fire, we are also happy to announce a new Special Collection, through which we will continue to acknowledge current and future Diversity Leaders in Fire Science by inviting contributions from the leaders in this editorial, among others.
This is a peer-reviewed journal. Question: What does having a front hole (recall our previous insanity) have to do with knowing how to put out a fire? Answer: Nothing. Question: Why then would a journal devoted to understanding fires speak glowingly of Diversity Leaders in Fire Science? Answer: Because they are insane and because the science of fire has been demoted to a not very interesting thing, a platform only for the exercise of power, and women need to be given without merit that platform so that they can exercise power over the men who gave them the platform. Which is a much longer way of saying Insanity.
Item Professors allow students to pick their own grade (Thanks to Bruce Foutch for the link.)
A literature class at Davidson College this fall will use “contract grading,” allowing students to pick ahead of time their grade for the class and the workload they need to complete to earn it.
The offer is posed by Professor Melissa Gonzalez for her Introduction to Spanish Literatures and Cultures course, SPA 270, at the private liberal arts college in Davidson, North Carolina.
She is one of several professors across the nation who allow this pick-your-own grade method, billed as a way to eliminate the student-professor power differential and give students control of their education. But critics contend it is just another example of how colleges coddle students from the harsh realities of the real world, which includes competition and goal expectations.
Question: What grade do you think most students will assign themselves in the power-spreader Gonzalez’s class? Answer: Yes, it was a rhetorical question not in need of answer. Question: Why would a professor want to eliminate the student-professor power differential and give students control of their education when, by definition, students are ignorant and must be told what is best for them to learn? Answer 1: Insanity: nothing explains why a professor would voluntarily give power away that is needed to do her job as a gift to students who are too ignorant to use it wisely. This is the same insanity as that embraced by the firemen above.
Three Pennsylvania men have been arrested and charged with 1,460 counts of “sexual intercourse with animals,” in addition to animal abuse and endangering the welfare of children, according to Clearfield County District Attorney.
In what District Attorney William A. Shaw, Jr described as one of the “most extreme cases of animal abuse,” the three suspects were detained after a search at their makeshift farm last week, authorities announced on Monday. Bail was set at $100,000 each for Terry Wallace, 41, Matthew Brubaker, 32, and Marc Measnikoff, 34.
Question: Why would these men simulate sex with horses? Answer: Not Insanity. The answer is because lusting after horses and the beasts of the field is these men’s orientation. And orientations are sacred things. Look for Fr James Martin to give testimony for the defense, demanding the prosecutor apologize for calling their acts “animal abuse”, when, in fact, these men saw what they did as acts of love. These men have gifts and qualities that were made by God to help the rest of us understand out prejudices and bigotry. They need be praised not prosecuted.
Rapid-onset gender dysphoria might spread through groups of friends and may be a harmful coping mechanism, a new study suggests, but more research is needed.
Clinicians have reported that this kind of gender dysphoria is on the rise, particularly for patients whose sex was observed to be female at birth. Additionally, the numbers of adolescents seeking care for gender dysphoria has increased dramatically. It is unknown why these changes are occurring.
Question: What is the sex of the baby “observed to be female at birth”? Answer: Female, always and forevermore. Question: What of those females who say they are really males? Answer: Insanity.
Steve Sailer is calling this the new anorexia, whereby “moody teens” embrace the latest fad.