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Geophysicist canceled from MIT delivers speech in Princeton

Added 10-21-21 10:18:02pm EST - “Educators railed against cancel culture ahead of a remote lecture by Dorian Abbot, a geophysicist banned from giving the same speech at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.” - Nypost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nypost.com: “Geophysicist canceled from MIT delivers speech in Princeton”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Educators railed against cancel culture ahead of a remote lecture by a geophysicist banned from giving the same speech at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Thursday.

Several thousand people logged into the presentation by Dorian Abbot, an associate professor of geophysics at the University of Chicago, who had been scrapped from the prestigious Carlson Lecture scheduled for the same day.

Princeton’s James Madison Program in Ideals and Institutions jumped in to book Abbot, even though the program usually focuses on constitutional law and political thought, Professor Robert P. George said.

“We are not a scientific institute,” George said in his introductory remarks. “However we believe that one of the enduring principles in our tradition of civic life, civic liberty, is free speech and academic freedom. And that is why we are hosting Dr. Abbot’s lecture.”

George bashed MIT’s decision to cancel Abbot’s presentation due to pushback over Abbot’s criticism of diversity efforts on college campuses.

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