Further to the note Friday re Dorian Abbot’s exoplanets talk at Princeton — a talk banned at MIT because he’d offended the Woke somewhere else — a prof has resigned from U Berkeley, fed up, overall, with science being run by the Woke:
David Romps, director of the Berkeley Atmospheric Sciences Center (BASC), publicly resigned Monday over his concern that the school excludes scientists based on their political beliefs.Laurel Duggan, “Top Berkeley Scientist Resigns, Says School Excludes Scientists Based On Political Views” at The Stream (October 19, 2021)
Romps had wanted to invite Dorian Abbot to speak at his school too but that turned out to be a no-no.
Note how little difference facts of science make in these matters — whether Abbot has anything to say that contributes to our knowledge does not matter of the Woke are displeased.
Darwinism was the original Wokeness in science — immune to fact-based critique. The people who thought that that didn’t concern them are now formally wrong. It’s everywhere now.
Well, okay. Other beneficiaries will be Woke mediocrities, sending science down a hole of ineffectual Correctness.