A scientist at UCLA reports: “All across the country the big question now in STEM is: how can we promote more women and minorities by ‘changing’ (i.e., lowering) the requirements we had previously set for graduate level study?” Mathematical problem-solving is being deemphasized in favor of more qualitative group projects; the pace of undergraduate physics education is being slowed down so that no one gets left behind.
I linked this article in a Stream piece, but I worry it got buried. Do read it. You will not be surprised to learn that Diversity leads to mandatory quotas and a lowering of standards. Science, math, and engineering fought the good fight and held out for a long time. They are now surrendering on all fronts.
Proof? You demand proof? As you should, dear reader. Here’s a Nature editorial “Science benefits from diversity.” They say diversity will lead to “better” research. I say…well, what I say is too crude for print.
In a pair of 7-2 rulings (here and here), the court ruled that it was “proportionate and reasonable” for the law societies of British Columbia and Ontario to refuse accreditation to future Trinity Western University students because the proposed Christian law school’s “community covenant” would discriminate against LGBTQ people.
“In our respectful view, the [law societies] decision not to accredit Trinity Western University’s proposed law school represents a proportionate balance between the limitation on the Charter right at issue and the statutory objectives the [law societies] sought to pursue,” the ruling stated.
The ruling means that future grads from Trinity Western University’s law school — if the school, in fact, opens — will not be able to practice law in Ontario and B.C.
TWU held to the reality that only men and women could engage in procreative sex and so on. Reality is illegal in Canada, which you would have thought a law school would know. Never mind. The end result if the court’s ruling will be fewer and fewer Canadian lawyers how to reality. Leading a sort of slow-motion death spiral. As has occurred to other destroyed civilizations.
William Whatcott, a well-known anti-LGBTQ activist wanted on a Canada-wide warrant for wilful promotion of hatred, plans to turn himself in this week, according to his lawyer.
Whatcott, who once lived in New Westminster, is accused of distributing 3,000 pamphlets to attendees at Pride Toronto’s 2016 parade. They contained what Toronto police call “hateful” content. A warrant was issued in spring 2018.
The “hateful” content was that sodomy in sinful and dangerous to one’s health. More reality. Which is illegal in Canada. Good luck to Whatcott finding a lawyer!
Last year, a story about Bethany Christian Services turning away a same-sex couple raised public awareness of both it and Catholic Social Services (CSS) having a policy of placing children only in homes with a mother and/or a father.
Despite both being expressly-religious organizations and the stance aligning with traditional Christian teaching, the city claimed to have been surprised by the revelation, and suspended its contracts with the groups in March. While Bethany moved to comply with the state to restore its contract, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports, CSS took the state to court. CSS is operated by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia….
Tucker and CSS’s opponents suggested that CSS was unjustifiably rejecting “qualified” parents for purely religious reasons, but pro-family advocates point to a variety of social science literature indicating that children fare best in households with both a mother and a father.
It isn’t only the land of great Gordie Howe in which Reality is illegal. It is increasingly so in these once United States.
Two men cannot, in reality, be married. Nor can both be fathers. Reality says so. Therefore, the Catholic Social Services is right to insist one placing orphans in families which have males and females.
Besides, men presuming to be married admit to objectively disordered sexual desires. Given the greater observed rates of such persons with child abuse, they should not be allowed access to children. Not by adoption or by any other means.
But Reality is illegal.