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Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Congratulations Dr. Adam Rutherford!

Doing this Pinkerite blog can be depressing sometimes, necessitating as it does that I wallow in the mud with Koch flunkies and race-mongers.

So it's nice to get to applaud one of the good guys for a change.

I've been a fan of Adam Rutherford for awhile, and in particular for his habit of speaking out against race pseudo-science.

As I said last April:

...I am very glad Rutherford is explicitly critical of race science, he is performing a very important service to humanity.

The best part of Rutherford getting the Royal Society David Attenborough Award and Lecture is that both on the web site and in this tweet the Royal Society says he is getting the award "in particular for challenging racist pseudoscience."

More scientists should get this award, like PZ Myers, Maxine Margolis, R. Brian Ferguson and others who fight the good fight.

But uh oh, remember what happened when Rutherford was given the Voltaire Award and Lecture by Humanists UK? He called Voltaire a "hideous racist."

Will Rutherford call David Attenborough a racist? If he does, I'm sure it will be because Attenborough deserved it.

UPDATE: when I wrote this post, I assumed Attenborough had never been accused of racism. Turns out I was wrong.

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