A woman who appears to be a UCT student has been caught on video proclaiming that Science must fall. The internet has responded accordingly.
The term science comes from the Latin word scientia, meaning “knowledge”. It can be defined as a systematic attempt to discover, by means of observation and reasoning, particular facts about the world, and to establish laws connecting facts with one another and, in some cases, to make it possible to predict future occurrences.
There are other ways to define science, but all definitions refer in one way or another to this attempt to discover specific facts and the ability to figure out patterns in which these facts are connected.
But Science, according to the woman, is a “product of Western modernity” and the whole thing should be scrapped… “especially in Africa”.
She goes on to say that we (South African Universities) should “restart” the idea of science, but in an African perspective.
The internet responded accordingly:
Isn't education about knowing more? Learning more? Isn’t it about getting perspectives from everywhere & then formulating your own opinion?
— Brent Lindeque (@BrentLindeque) October 14, 2016
#Sciencemustfall = Final confirmation of the roaring success of the 30% pass policy.
— SabotEUr MNxaba #PeoplesVote 🇪🇺🇿🇦🇬🇧 (@PlanetZuma) October 14, 2016
Please remember that the #sciencemustfall fool is not a member of UCT Science. Kind regards, UCT science grad.
— Adam Barnes (@GetDownAdam) October 14, 2016
That moment you want to comment on #sciencemustfall but remember the 23% you got for Science at school so you cough and see yourself out.
— Tom Eaton (@TomEatonSA) October 14, 2016
#sciencemustfall but the only reason we understand the word 'fall' is science 🙈
— Rob AF. (@RobForbesDJ) October 14, 2016
Check out the full video below: