Sunday, August 13, 2017

The price of academia

This is a significant reason I abandoned academia and instead prefer the social media outlets for disseminating ideas. It reaches so many other people if we can but parse the ideas in easily understandable terms rather than technical academic or philosophical jargon for our microtribe. This is in fact what Wilber did to reach a larger audience for his integral endeavor.  As did Trump. We'd do well to follow their lead.

"In the social sciences, most of these texts are jargon-ridden, formulaic and incomprehensible to anyone other than to tiny microtribes of subject experts. The vast majority have virtually no social relevance at all. Only a handful of specialists are ever going to read or cite any of them."

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