The Philosophy of Communication?

Apparently, this is an old quote:

“Philosophy of science is about as useful to scientists as ornithology is to birds.”
-Attributed to Richard Feynman (1918-88) U.S. Physicist. Nobel Prize 1965.

I survived my graduate-level Communication Theory class with a B. As I’ve mentioned previously, the Communication Department at CSU East Bay has been taken over by freaks who draw from a fact of cognition as preceding action an inference of theory as being at the center of everything. I remain unimpressed. Something about prognosticating about theory seems to turn otherwise lucid, intelligent people into blathering idiots who gather into little cliques surrounded by walls of terminology that demonstrate that even those who should know better will 1) mangle the English language beyond recognition, inventing both words and definitions of words, and 2) invent systems of logic–and misapply those that already exist–to rationalize ideas that just aren’t all that insightful and certainly aren’t worthwhile.

All I can say is, good riddance.

Author: benfell

David Benfell holds a Ph.D. in Human Science from Saybrook University. He earned a M.A. in Speech Communication from CSU East Bay in 2009 and has studied at California Institute of Integral Studies. He is an anarchist, a vegetarian ecofeminist, a naturist, and a Taoist.

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