Scientific American has hit rock bottom with this new op-ed that is nothing more than a hit piece on Ed Wilson, basically calling him a racist. It is written by someone who apparently has no training in evolutionary biology, though she says she “intimately familiarized [herself] with Wilson’s work and his dangerous ideas on what … Continue reading Scientific American does an asinine hit job on E. O. Wilson, calling him a racist
Several readers called my attention to the new entry on Scott Aaronson’s website, which deals with the recent Scientific American op-ed about E. O. Wilson’s supposed “racism”. (You can find the original piece here. Did you know that Mendel was a racist, too?) The op-ed was execrable, and I’d hoped that Laura Helmuth, the editor-in-chief, … Continue reading Scott Aaronson hosts a guest post about the Sci Am hatchet job on E. O. Wilson
As we’ve seen, the once-respectable journal Scientific American is circling the drain, with an increasing surfeit of articles pushing a particular ideological point of view—a woke one. Well, this article, by writer Allison Hopper, has a bit of science in it, but it’s mixed with politics in such a toxic way that it’s almost funny. … Continue reading Scientific American: Denying evolution is white supremacy
UPDATE: David Sloan Wilson has also published the letter on his site “This View of Life”. ______________ A bunch of people in evolution and genetics took exception to an op-ed in Scientific American by Monica McLemore, which called E. O. Wilson a racist just days after he died. The author, who apparently had almost no … Continue reading Our attempt to correct the record about E. O. Wilson: a joint letter to Scientific American—which, of course, they rejected.