By Chet Bowers
This severe exam of STEM discourses highlights the vital to contemplate academic reforms in the different cultural contexts of ongoing environmental and technologically pushed alterations. Chet Bowers illuminates how the dominant myths of Western technological know-how advertise fake grants of what technological know-how can in attaining. Examples display how many of the technology disciplines and their shared ideology mostly fail to handle the methods metaphorically layered language affects taken-for-granted styles of pondering and the function this performs in colonizing different cultures, hence retaining the parable that medical inquiry is aim and freed from cultural affects. instructions and questions are incorporated to interact STEM scholars in turning into explicitly conscious of those matters and the demanding situations they pose.
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Not mentioned are the efforts to create computer systems and robots that will displace workers—including classroom teachers and university professors as online education creates more profits for those who own the digital systems and can be easily tailored to what parents want their children to learn. The consensus among scientists is that the world may have 50 or so years to make a difference—which means students in the early grades could still be living as the world enters the coming era of mass social chaos.
But the education of most Western scientists, as I have found from attempting to talk with scientists well advanced in their careers about how the metaphorical nature language that encodes the analogs settled upon in earlier eras, continues to be part of their taken for granted linguistic inheritance they fall back on when describing cultural changes. The writings of scientists who have crossed over into scientism continue to ignore the powerful cultural/linguistic influences that cannot be eliminated no matter how rigidly they hold to the ideology that represents their mode of inquiry as free of cultural influences.
These losses and gains reflect the Janus nature of digital technologies that computer scientists, as a group, associate with modern development and progress— while ignoring the traditions being overturned—including the intergenerational knowledge and skills essential to the cultural commons. Unfortunately, the scientists promoting the globalizing of a digitally connected world, and envisioning super computers replacing humans in the process of evolution, are driven by a combination of libertarianism and market liberalism, and are not asking about the forms of local knowledge and skills, as well as patterns of moral reciprocity that are being lost as more thinking and communication are mediated by the amplification and reduction characteristics of the Internet.
A Critical Examination of STEM: Issues and Challenges by Chet Bowers