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Reversing DEI
MIT, caught in a bind, reintroduces standardized testing.

May 12, 2022  •  The American Mind

We wrote last November that MIT, our alma mater, "has caved repeatedly to the demands of 'wokeness', treating its students unfairly, compromising the quality of its staff, and damaging the institution and academic freedom at large." As has happened across academia, total commitment to DEI—Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion—has become an article of faith, with an aggressive program of minority admissions part of the canon. MIT's most recent initiative involves new hiring and programs devoted to:

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Public trust, safety, and genetic engineering
When regulators forsake sound science, everyone loses

May 10, 2022  •  Genetic Literacy Project

Although the public is almost completely unaware, today, more than three-quarters of all food crops have been directly and dramatically altered by humans using various processes, some relatively crude, by random experimentation, taking decades and even centuries, others extremely precise. Irrationally, and unrelated to safety and health, some products are highly regulated while others are virtually unregulated.

In fact, humans have been modifying the DNA of our food for thousands of years. That's the very definition of agriculture. Early farmers (>10,000 years ago) used selective breeding to guide DNA changes (of which they were, of course, unaware) in crops to better suit our needs.

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The U.S. Should Not Be Funding The WHO Follies
Incompetence and politicization at a U.N. agency are no surprise

May 4, 2022  •  Issues & Insights

The two-years-plus of the COVID-19 pandemic should be a wakeup call that there is something very wrong – irreparable, even – at the chronically inept World Health Organization (WHO). Two recent transgressions show that the bureaucrats there are not getting any smarter.

The first is almost inconceivable. Medicago, a Canadian company, developed a COVID-19 vaccine synthesized in the Nicotiniana plant, a relative of tobacco. In clinical testing, it showed efficacy against all variants studied prior to the emergence of Omicron of 71%, and for the Delta variant specifically of 75%.

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When social media moderation becomes censorship
The gray area between fact and incitement is the problem

May 4, 2022  •  Washington Examiner

While Elon Musk promises a Twitter that does not suppress speech, former President Barack Obama recently asserted that we need more content moderation rather than less. Obama seems to miss the reality of what moderation really means. Intentionally or mistakenly, he's calling for greater censorship.

Genuine "moderation" means protecting people from information that might do them harm, typically misinformation or disinformation that leads them toward unwise or dangerous actions or decisions. Moderation should not "protect" people from viewpoints or dissent; that would be censorship.

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Woke MIT realizes it has to reintroduce standardized tests
The choice was between requiring the tests or compromising academic standards

April 26, 2022  •  Washington Examiner

We wrote last November about MIT, our alma mater, that it "has caved repeatedly to the demands of 'wokeness,' treating its students unfairly, compromising the quality of its staff, and damaging the institution and academic freedom at large." A commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion had become an article of faith, with an aggressive program of minority admissions one of the commandments.

"Equity" is at the heart of this issue.

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