Looking at Heather Heying and Bret Weinstein’s Book (2020) “A Hunter Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century” (Part 7 of 16)
0037 What about the vertical axis?
0039 The vertical axis of biological evolution goes with body development3b, the phenotype2b and the genome1b. The genome1b is the potential1b of DNA2a, an internal actuality that is defines the lineage. DNA2a manifests descent with modification.
0040 How that translates into a metaphor for cultural development depends on the species… er… I meant to say… the institution.
An institution2b is like the phenotype2b. Traditionally, an institution2b virtually situates a traditional mission2a. So, a mission statement1b manifests the potential1b of a traditional mission2a and supports the institution2b.
Here is the corresponding two-level interscope.
0041 All this changes, leading to the trauma of 2017 at Evergreen State College.
Rather than a mission2a, whose normal context3a and potential1a should be protected by long-standing tradition, the content-level actuality2a changes to advocacy.
What is advocacy2a?
I could say advocacy2a is a type of mission2a. However, it is the type of mission where the normal context3a and potential1a are generated by another institution (safely hidden offstage, so to speak). Advocacy2a is like modified DNA2a. Advocacy2a supports indoctrination under the name of “education”. Advocacy statements1b manifest the potential1b of advocacy2a.
Here is a picture of the two-level interscope.
0042 Now, I combine the above situation-level nested forms to visualize interscopes for pre-2017 and post-2017 higher education.
The following diagram presents the system that selected for Heather Heying and Bret Weinstein as professors2H.
After the resignation of these professors, Evergreen State College may be portrayed by the following intersection.
0043 Higher education is a single actuality.
Before 2017, faculty2H are selected on the basis of their expertise1H.
After 2017, administrators2H are selected for on the basis of their ability to manage instructors1H (as well as other abilities).
The metaphorical niche1H changes and so does the metaphorical genome1V.