30% cut on university funding is not enough

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Torgal
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30% cut on university funding is not enough

Mensagem por Torgal » terça mai 14, 2019 9:41 am

https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2019/0 ... -cuts.html

Olavo de Carvalho the adviser of Brazil´s President thinks that´s not enough and that the Government must also stop funding sociology and philosophy.




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De: F. Pacheco Torgal
Enviado: 11 de Abril de 2019 7:55
Assunto: Business as usual

Olavo de Carvalho that lives in USA is the adviser of the recent President of the fifth most populated country in the world. Not only he says that global warming is just a marxist conspiracy, that´s ok for policemen to kill suspects on the spot but also that there´s absolutely no proof that Earth orbits the Sun https://www.americasquarterly.org/conte ... naros-guru

Probably he have inspired the President of that country who recently said that we would like to have the help of USA to do business (conduct mining works on Amazonia forest) https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Bra ... -0013.html
Does it sound a good advice to act as David Sedlak believes academics should do ?



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De: F. Pacheco Torgal
Enviado: 10 de Abril de 2019 7:58
Assunto: 2019__"Scientists must do more to limit the toll of burgeoning on nature..."

https://www.ecologicalcitizen.net/pdfs/ ... n-line.pdf
"Our immediate goal should be halting projects that will have the greatest costs for nature and marginal benefits for humanity"

I bet that the Editor David Sedlak (email below) for sure will not like the recent article in the link above by William Laurance, professor and Director of the Centre for Tropical Environmental and Sustainability Science at James Cook University.

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