This is particularly the case on college campuses – a place where we claim we are in pursuit of truth, but then promote a doctrine where there is no such thing as objective truth. It must be hard being a college marketing director living with that strange contradiction. We are regularly peppered here both from students and faculty that there is no absolute truth, even for the laws of logic that drive mathematical and (many) economic relationships (i.e. things of value are scarce – it is shocking to see people claim that this is some white-man, imperialistic, hegemonic doctrine). Nonetheless we are presented a bill of goods by the campus postmoderns and moral relativists that despite their denial of the existence of a truth, that their ideology of moral relativism is somehow correct … or truthful.
It seems particularly awkward given the lack of appreciation of the scientific method and the rules of reason, that many proclaim to be environmental activists. Ask them why they are activists and they undoubtedly tell you that evil white capitalists are destroying the planet. Ask them how they know this. Or ask them how they know global warming is a problem. Most don’t try to answer with, “well, it just is.” Well, scratch that, most on my campus do.