One of the most accomplished scientists in his field, a Nobel Laureate for Pete’s sake, has, obviously under duress, resigned his post because of some very un-PC things he said about women in science. Even a neanderthal like myself recognizes the lack of wisdom in what he said in the current environment, but I can most certainly cite examples in my own experience that both support and refute his statements. Therefore, when measured by the standards of truth, his statements are at best overly generalized, but they most certainly do not rise to the level of untruth, or any other objective standard that would warrant his removal. This is political witch hunt of the purest and most ugly kind.
Those that have driven this man from his position no doubt claim to be “victims” of this man’s “bias and prejudice;” however it seems quite plain to me that they are using the claim of victimhood as a justification for victimizing. The man may be a misogynistic ape-man, but that does not change the fact that he is an extraordinarily good biologist and that any student that could bear to be in his presence would not help but benefit from being there. If no woman ever again studied under him, biology is still better because of his work and the men that would continue to work under him. Continue Reading