This effing stupid.
“Members of the signing Deaf community argue that research which aims
to eliminate or cure deafness is a form of cultural genocide,” Burke
explains. “The argument goes like this: the use of gene therapy to cure
hereditary deafness would result in smaller numbers of deaf children.
This, in turn, would reduce the critical mass of signing Deaf people
needed for a flourishing community, ultimately resulting in the demise
of the community.”
Burke argues that people simply assume that life is better if you are
able to hear sounds — that possessing a full complement of basic senses
is better than missing a really important one.
“This bias of Hearing culture can be seen in the normative claim that
it is better to be a member of the dominant, mainstream Hearing
cultural community than to be a member of the non-dominant Deaf cultural
community,” Burke writes.
Think about that. 'Form of cultural genocide.' 'Bias of Hearing culture'.
From a fucking PROFESSOR of 'philosophy and religeon'.
These students are being taught by idiots.