A douche a day keeps the doctor away.
we use to have it all algunz, i was going to braid your lesbian hair. what happen sister? life got you down.... "SFTELK" like all the times, sinsi de locua
Life has got me going in every direction I wasn't prepared for, but you were the last person on my list to care about. Nation, maybe we had our moments, but you're proving my previous mindset truly delusional.
i suppose. i'm mostly bored, but i understand.
we'll always have choir practice.
"Who is this doing this synthetic type of Alpha Beta psychedelic funkin'?"
Bev, you're the only bitch here with the coconuts big enough to insult me. And while I never have any clue about what the fuck you're saying, I love you for it.
If they were so fucking smart they'd be too busy actually making shit to teach shit. The problem with sociology and similar disciplines is that there's nothing you can actually make with it. Nobody cares. It has no end product. You can write books nobody is going to read about shit nobody cares about I guess if you want to call that a life, but anyone who finds themselves somehow satisfied by an existence that is validated only by academia is inherently a failure.
College is a breeding grounds for mediocrity. People throw it around like it has weight, but they're basically just slinging shit. If you devote your life to what you love, your life will be too full to harbor regret. Is it any surprise that depression is so high in 2013? No one does what they like anymore. Hell, half of you don't even know what you like. To truly become is nearly impossible. I'll end it there, as I know you'd all rather continue slaving. Just ask yourself who created poverty, and who is now enforcing it. No one likes being poor, but we all live in a system designed to keep us poor. Sounds like good times all around.
-Health care and epidemiological statistics
-Statistics on the effectiveness of public programs
-Statistics on crime and other social problems
-Actual data on institutional challenges, like how soldiers talk about Don't Ask, Don't Tell (which was used in recent legislation), the role of patients in disease activism (thanks Steve Epstein for your work on AIDS which has been used by public health organizations worldwide)
-Actual data on controversial issues like abortion, the impact of drug laws, the impact of Three Strikes laws, the impact of globalization on developing countries, the list goes on.
-Concepts that get used in daily conversation: "Framing" concepts or situations (thanks, Goffman). The idea that gender/science/knowledge is socially constructed (thanks, symbolic interactionists, critical gender studies, Thomas Khun's 'The Structure of Scientific Revolutions' aka the most cited scholarly work ever (he was arguably a historian but was thinking sociologically). The concept of a "Bureaucracy" (thanks, Weber). Critiques of capitalism, the pharmaceutical industry, etc. Everyone has these "common sense" opinions, but sociologists either theorized them long before they were common knowledge, or have gotten actual data on them.
Teaching is a small part of the job. Believe it or not, people do actually have to MAKE knowledge. It wasn't just placed on the internet by God.
Also: let's keep in mind that your original comment stated that all sociologists are retards, or something equally witty.
Since when is the production of things ("making shit") the measure of someone's worth or a measure of their success as a person? Of course: many people have to "make shit" in order for this world to go on. But are you seriously so propelled by mechanisms of production, capital, and market value that you can't see the value in anything else? That you need to act like a child when someone makes a living doing something outside of the realm of production?
You jealous of anyone who makes a living by doing something that doesn't involve making stuff?
Could you at least cite your source about Kuhn being the most cited scholarly source?
"Thomas Samuel Kuhn (1922–1996) is one of the most influential philosophers of science of the twentieth century, perhaps the most influential. His 1962 book The Structure of Scientific Revolutions is one of the most cited academic books of all time. Kuhn's contribution to the philosophy of science marked not only a break with several key positivist doctrines, but also inaugurated a new style of philosophy of science that brought it closer to the history of science."
http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/thomas-kuhn/ (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
But again: this drags it back into the silly idea that production = worth.
11,508. Lance Armstrong's production speaks for itself.
Yes, I'm sure that that book no one's ever heard of written by someone known only is sociological circles is cited more than Darwin. That sounds likely. Or are we only interpreting "scholarly" to read "absolutely pointless bullshit that people who contribute nothing but bullshit to society talk about?"
Yeah, I mean I'm sure he's more prolific than Descartes. Except nobody's ever fucking heard of him except you losers.
Would either one of you care to explain in a concise fashion exactly what this legendary paper is about?
It's not that the dude's insights were more important than Descartes, etc., it's that he developed a model about the nature of scientific theories and paradigms that was easily adapted to the social sciences at pretty much the exact point that the social science academy began an earnest attempt to treat itself in a formalized "scientific" way.
Kuhn proposed the concept of a "paradigm shift." Again: an insight that became so popular it's now a cliché.
Rather than science progressing slowly and gradually, Kuhn proposed that science actually follows a series of revolutions. After a revolution, you can't use the language of old science to explain shit anymore. After germ theory was accepted, for example, you couldn't successfully argue that diseases were caused by "miasmas" or whatever.
It seems common sense now, but Kuhn (arguably) changed the way we think about and design scientific research.
I know that you're an anti-intellectual and everything, but intellectuals designed the Internet we're on, and came up with most of the shit we now take for granted.
Oh, never mind. I'm talking to the guy who said "all science is hogwash" in a thread about medical problems. I should have read this moron's post history before I tried to toss pearls before Nelson Muntz over here.
Also: who the fuck says "hogwash"? Just *typing* it I feel old, white and racist..
Are you young and white?
I was kidding about the citation. My entire academic career was built upon never citing things and writing lengthy end of paper explanations for lack of citations.