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Students at the prestigious < University/Amiland > [highlight=#ffff00]examined ways Islamophobia may be “accelerating” global warming.[/highlight]

At an event [highlight=#ffff00]hosted by the [highlight=#ffff00]Ecology and Justice Forum in Global Studies and Languages[/highlight][/highlight] on Monday, University of Melbourne professor Ghassan Hage examined “the relation between Islamophobia as the dominant form of racism today and the ecological crisis.”

The description of the talk asserts [highlight=#ffff00]there are four ways in which global warming and Islamophobia are linked[/highlight]. The event claims:

[The talk] looks at the three common ways in which the two phenomena are seen to be linked: as an entanglement of [highlight=#ffff00]two crises, metaphorically related with one being a source of imagery for the other and both originating in colonial forms of capitalist accumulation[/highlight]. The talk proposes a fourth way of linking the two: an argument that they are both emanating from a similar mode of being, or enmeshment, in the world, what is referred to as ‘generalised domestication.'

Hage serves as the [highlight=#ffff00]“Future Generation Professor in the School of Philosophy, Anthropology and Social Inquiry”[/highlight] at the University of Melbourne.

Despite being a critic of Islamophobia, Hage is a [highlight=#ffff00]vocal supporter of the BDS[/highlight] (boycott, divestment, and sanctions) movement against Israel. While supporting nationalism for Palestinians, Hage [highlight=#ffff00]wrote multiple books addressing his disdain for nationalism[/highlight], including “Against Paranoid Nationalism: Searching for Hope in a Shrinking Society” and [highlight=#ffff00]“White Nation: Fantasies of White Supremacy in a Multicultural Society.”[/highlight]

Sounds like your standard, off-the-shelf “science” charlatan, milking the “research-fund” cash cow, regurgitating the pompous “prog-science” jargon and korrektly pushing all the “prog-agenda” buttons. The kind of “science” you get served courtesy of the funny (and technically, in terms of the software behind it, non-trivial) Postmodernism Generator. Go here, and each refresh of the page yields a new “sciency” gobbledygook. The jargon, consciosly developed as to be maximally impenetrable, is so dense (in both meanings), that - not being a “specialist” - you really can't convincingly claim that the 100% PoMo-gibberish is, indeed, just gibberish.

Another seminal approach in demonstrating the vapidity, packaged in bombastic word salad, was the Sokal affair (quickie) of 1996 - a hoax obvious to anyone with a solid background in natural sciences.

Guess which university this was.

Things developed by its researchers, inter alia :

- Cybernetics (Norbert Wiener)
- Stroboskopy (extreme high-speed photography and film, Doc Edgerton)
- Radar (team)
- Information Theory (Claude Shannon)

It's highly active, inter alia, in :

- AI
- Robotics
- Cryptography

- Noam C is still here (emeritus)

- (as of 2015) 85 Nobel laureates, 19 Turing Award* winners (hello, Informatchiks), and 6 Fields Medalists** (hello, Mathematchiks), 52 National Medal of Science recipients, and 34 astronauts have been affiliated with < University >.

* equivalent of Nobel Prize in Informatics.
** equivalent of Nobel Prize in Mathematics.
( yep, got it : MIT, Cambridge, MA )