MIT cancels geophysicist’s lecture after woke ‘Twitter mob’ outrage

A geophysicist has slammed the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for caving to cancel culture after his upcoming science lecture was axed due to outrage from a “Twitter mob” who opposed his views on diversity.

Dorian Abbot, an associate professor of geophysics at the University of Chicago, wrote in an op-ed on Bari Weiss’ Substack on Tuesday that MIT contacted him last week to say his Carlson Lecture was being canceled to “avoid controversy.”

Abbot accused MIT of “quickly” relenting to a Twitter campaign led by MIT students and recent alumni that demanded he be uninvited from the annual public lecture because he’d recently argued that academic evaluations should be based on merit.

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