Thursday, March 27, 2014

Know Your Enemy

"It is deeply disappointing that you thought it acceptable to print an article drawing attention to the gender and race of scientific experts, suggesting that non-white, non-male scientists are somehow incapable of speaking on the basis of their qualifications and expertise."

Professor David Price, Vice-Provost for Research at UCL, pens an open letter to Daily Mail editor Paul Dacre criticising Ephraim Hardcastle's column about the Newsnight coverage of the recent Big Bang revelations. Amazing, isn't it, that the rag's response to a discovery as staggering as that could possibly be so petty and bigoted? Or maybe not.

(Thanks to Adam for the link.)

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