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Adam J. MacLeod, associate professor of law at the Jones School of Law (Faulkner University in Montgomery, Alabama), has completely had it with overly sensitive Millennials and Gen Z students who use their "feelings" as supposedly valid arguments against "the wisdom of the ages." If they want to take his classes, he writes in the New Boston Post, they'd better be prepared to use logic. If they don't, he'll make his touchy-feely students "cluck like a chicken."
In the column, MacLeod quotes from a speech he recently gave. In it, he truly wipes the floor with the "education" Millennials' and Gen Zs received in their childhood years.
Difference - Coherence - Logic - Incoherence - Illogic
Reasoning requires you to understand the difference between true and false. And reasoning requires coherence and logic. Most of you have been taught to embrace incoherence and illogic. You have learned to associate truth with your subjective feelings, which are neither true nor false but only yours, and which are constantly changeful.
We will have to pull out all of the weeds in your mind as we come across them. Unfortunately, your mind is full of weeds, and this will be a very painful experience. But it is strictly necessary if anything useful, good, and fruitful is to be planted in your head.
Later, he explained:
You have been taught to slap an “ism” on things that you do not understand, or that make you feel uncomfortable, or that make you uncomfortable because you do not understand them. But slapping a label on the box without first opening the box and examining its contents is a form of cheating. Worse, it prevents you from discovering the treasures hidden inside the box.
Classroom - Isms
That is why he doesn't want to hear any "isms" in his classroom. He especially doesn't want to hear the following "isms," all of which are favorites among...
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