Skip to comments.Sociologist Defends Study Questioning Gay Parenting Against Political Attacks
Posted on 07/30/2012 12:31:01 PM PDT by kevcol
Prominent sociologist Christian Smith is defending Dr. Mark Regnerus' controversial study questioning gay parenting against accusations of academic misconduct in a Monday editorial for The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Regnerus' study, published in the July issue of Social Science Research, concludes that the children of parents who had same-sex relationships have more emotional and social problems than children of heterosexual parents with intact marriages
"In today's political climate, and particularly in the discipline of sociology -- dominated as it is by a progressive orthodoxy -- what Regnerus did is unacceptable. It makes him a heretic, a traitor -- and so he must be thrown under the bus," wrote Smith
Smith believes that the integrity of social science research is at stake in this debate.
"Sociology's progressive orthodoxy and the semicovert activism it prompts threaten the intellectual vitality of the discipline, the quality of undergraduate education, and public trust in academe."
Regnerus' critics should respond using the methods that science already has in place to deal with disagreements, Smith argues.
"Studies should be replicated. Data sets should be made public and reanalyzed. And new and better studies should be conducted. Eventually the truth comes out. By those means, Regnerus might be shown to have been wrong or perhaps be vindicated. That is how science is supposed to work."
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Would the good doctor walk through the gates of Hell and announce that everyone's going to seek the truth? About the same thing.
I am glad to see Regnerus’ study being defended.
I was not surprised to see that rainbow advocates jumped all over it and sent him before the ethics board at U of Texas, but I am glad to see that someone is standing up for social research integrity here.
This is the definition of courage. I have seen the Gaystoppo destroy others for less.
****the gays were trying to organize a kiss-in***
Many years some of my military friends went to Mexico for a day. A cabbie stopped them and asked if they wanted to go to where the girls were.
As they were just sight seeing they said “No”.
The cabbie responded.....”YOU QUEERS-S! YOU DON’ LIKE GIRLS-S YOU QUEERS-S!”
Cooler heads quickly stopped one of them from beating up the cabbie and them being thrown in a Mexican jail.
Ever notice how homo men want to adopt boys and lezzies want to adopt girls?
In case you haven’t noticed, science is now controlled by ideological constraints. Global warming/climate change, Darwinism and human evolution, and sexuality are all firmly under the spell. If the interpretation of the evidence doesn’t fit the paradigm, then the evidence must be wrong, not the paradigm, according to the leftists.
His very name is anathema to the perverts.
Of course. As it says in the piece, the disciplines are dominated by progressive orthodoxy, and any dissenters are branded heretics. Thus the social and harder sciences have lost their integrity and credibility.