Thousands register for geophysicist’s lecture after MIT caved to ‘Twitter mob’

Thousands register for geophysicist’s lecture after MIT caved to ‘Twitter mob’


Thousands of people have registered to attend a geophysicist’s remote lecture hosted by Princeton — after MIT canceled his initial one when a woke “Twitter mob” waged a war against him over his views on merit-based college admissions.

Dorian Abbot, an associate professor of geophysics at the University of Chicago, last week slammed MIT for caving to cancel culture after his upcoming public lecture on climate and the potential for life on other planets was axed.

Abbot said MIT told him they were canceling the lecture to “avoid controversy” after students and recent alumni demanded he be uninvited because he’d recently argued academic evaluations should be based on merit.

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In the wake of the fallout, Princeton University decided to host Abbot’s lecture via

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