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For the Silliest Academic Research Paper, the Oscar Goes to……

Professor Mark Carey of the University of Oregon! He easily wins for his paper — funded to the tune of $412K by the National Science Foundation — on feminist glaciology.

Now if you’re an old fuddy duddy, you probably think that the science of glaciology has nothing to do with feminism, but Carey tells us otherwise: “Merging feminist postcolonial science studies and feminist political ecology, the feminist glaciology framework generates robust analysis of gender, power, and epistemologies in dynamic social-ecological systems, thereby leading to more just and equitable science and human-ice interactions.”

No, this isn’t an Onion piece. Read all about it on Washington Free Beacon.

Too bad the taxpayers can’t demand their money back from the bureaucrats who got scammed. 


George Leef is the the director of editorial content at the James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal.


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