I recently discovered from the mindweapon blog that Scientific American is allowing one of their writers John Horgan to use the Scientific American blog as a platform to call for the banning of race and IQ research.
I don’t have to explain to anyone with even the most superficial scientific interest why a blogger who advocates the banning of any kind of research does not belong at a science magazine.
We have long been far too tolerant. When Derbyshire or Richwine make even the most tame and substantiated factual statement they lose their job.
We allow the most egregious anti-scientific garbage to slip past us and we do nothing.
I therefore call on our readers and all concerned citizens to do the following:
1.) Spread this message around the internet.
2.) Contact anyone you know that subscribe to Scientific American and ask them to cancel their subscription and instead subscribe to Nature (a better science journal). If you can afford it, pay for their Nature subscription yourself.
3.) Contact the editorial staff, the publisher, and the advertisers of Scientific American and demand an apology AND THE PERMANENT REMOVAL OF JOHN HORGAN from the Scientific American blog and magazine.
Let the corporate offices of their advertisers know that you will not purchase their products and will tell all of your friends and family to avoid their products as well.
Don’t comment on Horgan’s blog or call him or write to him. He’s a radical fanatic. He doesn’t care what you say.
Contact his employers.
There are millions of us around the world and hundreds of thousands of us in the US alone. Our friends and family make our effects exponential.
Wnthinktank and mindweaponsinragnarok are united in this call. If you are a blogger join this movement.
Readers can begin by writing the editors of Scientific American at:
Let them know that you are contacting their advertisers. Don’t waste your time on ideas. They don’t care. They care about advertising dollars, not your scientific opinions.
Don’t sit back and accept this!