"in the face of madness, rationality was powerless.""Sophons can create miracles?""For humans, yes.""The study of the deep structure of matter is the foundation of the foundations of all other sciences.""The Trisolarans who deemed the humans bugs seemed to have forgotten one fact: The bugs have never been truly defeated.""light could traverse a distance equal to seven and a half trips around the Earth in a single second""Science fiction often describes a day when humanity will form a harmonious whole, and I believe the arrival of such a day need not wait for the appearance of extraterrestrials.""Scales and existences that far exceeded the bounds of human sensory perception--both macro and micro--and that seemed to be only abstract numbers to others, could take on concrete forms in my mind. I could touch them and feel them, much like others could touch and feel trees and rocks."
"Relativity is part of the fundamental theories of physics," Ye answered. "How can a basic survey course not teach it?""You lie" a female Red Guard by his side shouted. "Einstein is a reactionary academic authority. He would serve any master who dangled money in front of him. He even went to the American Imperialists and helped them build the atom bomb! To develop a revolutionary science, we must overthrow theblack banner of capitalism represented by the theory of relativity!"(....)She turned to face the crowd. "Comrades, revolutionary youths, revolutionary faculty and staff, we must clearly understand the reactionary nature of Einstein's theory of relativity. This is most apparent in general relativity. Its static model of the universe negates the dynamic nature of matter. It is anti-dialectical. It treats the universe as limited, which is asolutely a form of reactionary idealism....."- chapter 1, The madness years -
Initial exploration of the STEM syllabi in this study did not reveal overt references to gender, such as through the use of gendered pronouns. However, upon deeper review, language used in the syllabi reflects institutionalized STEM teaching practices and views about knowledge that are inherently discriminatory to women and minorities by promoting a view of knowledge as static and unchanging, a view of teaching that promotes the idea of a passive student, and by promoting a chilly climate that marginalizes women.link
In a seminal article, she worries that “if researchers fail to explore how their personal, professional, and structural positions frame social scientific investigations, researchers inevitably reproduce dominant gender, race, and class biases.” link
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