Rod McLaughlin


The Royal Society - from 'nullius in verba' to diversity (02 jun 15)

Spot the logical contradiction: "The Royal Society is concerned with excellent science wherever and by whomever it is done. We are committed to promoting diversity in UK science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine by seeking to increase participation from underrepresented groups" - https://royalsociety.org/about-us/diversity.


Update July 10 - the president of the Royal Society has defended University College London sacking Nobel prize winner Sir Tim Hunt for "sexism": http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/science-news/11732143/Sir-Tim-Hunt-deserved-to-lose-his-job-over-chauvinist-comments-Nobel-Prize-winner-says.html

Yet UCL had no problem with Umar Abdulmutallab, who was president of its Islamic Society, and tried to blow up an airplane over Detroit in 2009: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/society/11690094/Sexist-jokes-are-graver-than-terror-preachers.html

 



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