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What was the educational benefit of having this person speak?
@romanigypsyeyes But institutions of higher ed need to stop putting up people who have been repeatedly debunked in the interest of "fairness."
The debate about whether and how much genes and environment have to do with ethnic differences remains unresolved, and It seems highly likely to us that both genes and the environment have something to do with racial differences.
I would feel a lot better with speakers like this if it was presented in a debate format.
I wonder what the reaction would be here if a group of white guys from Alabama pulled the hair and twisted the neck of a Professor of Gender Studies at a speech by Lena Dunham, and then attacked the car they were in. I have no doubt it would be significantly different.
This is the same argument used in the Middle Ages when scientists were trying to inform the self-proclaimed purveyors of knowledge that the earth was spherical, not flat. These scientists were not allowed to speak and to present their information for some hundred years, and some were jailed of their fanatical thought.
That said, I wish universities would stop promoting people who use bad science and misuse statistics. There are certainly debates to be had and they should happen- even testy, controversial debates. But institutions of higher ed need to stop putting up people who have been repeatedly debunked in the interest of "fairness."
It's one of the reasons that things like anti-vaxx "debates" still get so much traction. In some debates, there aren't "two sides to every story," there are just sides that are right and sides that are wrong based on decades of research.
@cobrat Giving a legitimizing platform of speaking at a college...especially an elite one to someone whose work has been found to have serious and objectionable methodological problems
....inviting proponents of other pseudosciences such as ... "Intelligent Design" .....