Recommendation: Gad Saad on “Racism in Academia? My Reply to the Editor of Science” (THE SAAD TRUTH_ 1075)

«My wife will often come nervously behind me when I’m working on my laptop and she looks nervous and ‘What are you writing?’. And I say, ‘Well, I am writing something, what is it?’ And she’ll say ‘Remember, we have two children.’ Now the fact that a mother could look to her husband in the 21st century in Canada, he’s a professor and she’s arguing: ‘Please be careful with the words you use, because we have young children’ — she’s not saying this because she’s some paranoid lady who’s unaware of the realities of life. That … that’s the proverbial … canary, singing in the coal mine. That’s saying something quite profound about the type of environment that we live in when you have someone somebody who is afraid for the safety of their children.»
Gad Saad (not the in the linked video, but said a few years ago)

Suiting to the situation in science, Gad Saad did an interesting video on: “Racism in Academia? My Reply to the Editor of Science” (THE SAAD TRUTH_ 1075) regarding an editorial in Science (“Time to look in the mirror” by Thorp). I’ve watched a few videos of him over the years and he strikes the balance between having no tolerance for shoddy thinking yet still keeping some humor:

Highly recommended. He’s got a lot of interesting videos on YouTube and you also find him on iTunes.

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