Remember when leftists claimed that they wanted to get the federal government out of our bedrooms?
They’ve changed their minds assuming the highly unlikely possibility that they were ever remotely sincere in the first place.
The U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) says it does not plan to include a question about sexual orientation in a major national workforce survey, prompting hundreds of researchers to send a letter of protest.
Last month, the agency submitted its plans for the 2023 National Survey of College Graduates (NSCG), a biennial survey of more than 160,000 U.S. bachelor’s degree holders with a focus on the science and engineering workforce, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval. Many LGBTQ scientists were pleased that the survey will, for the first time, include a question about gender identity for all respondents. But the absence of a sexual orientation question is “incredibly disappointing,” says Ramón Barthelemy, an assistant professor at the University of Utah who has studied the experiences of LGBTQ scientists in physics.
If you want to understand how science got nuked, you can start with Ramon’s resume.
“Ramón Barthelemy is a former Fulbright, U.S. Department of Education AAAS Science Policy Fellow and private sector consultant dedicated to equity and inclusion in physics and astronomy. Dr. Barthelemy’s work has included studying the experiences of women in graduate physics and astronomy, LGBT persistence in the field of physics, and the motivations of students to pursue physics in Finland. Currently he is conducting research here at the University of Utah continuing these efforts with over $1M in funding from the National Science Foundation. He was also the recent recipient of the American Association of Physics Teachers Early Career award and the Fulbright Finland Alumni award.”
We could have
A. Gone to the stars
B. Studied equity and sexual preferences in physics
I’m sure we made the right choice. Especially once that asteroid hits. While the human race may be wiped out, in our final attack, we’ll beam out the information of how many people in physics liked to sleep with people of the same sex to the universe to justify our existence.
Is there some urgent need for the government to ask scientists whom they’re sleeping with? Does it somehow enhance our scientific capabilities for the government to know that?
Should the federal government be tracking whom scientists are sleeping with?
Should activists be asking the government to do that?