• Scientist Richard Dawkins rejects woke calls to purge terms 'male,' 'fe

    From Johnny@21:1/5 to All on Sat Feb 18 10:41:02 2023
    By Alexander Hall
    Published February 18, 2023

    Evolutionary biologist and famed atheist author Richard Dawkins blasted
    woke culture demanding reform within the scientific community.

    An organization known as the EBB Language Project was reportedly
    launched to compile a list of "problematic words" identified by U.S.
    and Canadian scientists as harmful, suggesting alternate terms to be
    used instead.

    "On Tuesday, academics working in ecology and evolutionary biology
    called for the avoidance of words such as male, female, man, woman,
    mother, father, alien, invasive, exotic and race," The U.K.-based
    Telegraph reported. "Instead, they encouraged the use of terms such as ‘sperm-producing’ or ‘egg producing’ or ‘XY/XX individual’ to avoid ‘emphasizing hetero-normative views.'"

    Dawkins, who rose to fame due to books such as "The Selfish Gene" and
    "The God Delusion" derided such demands.

    "The only possible response is contemptuous ridicule," he told The
    Telegraph. "I shall continue to use every one of the prohibited words.
    I am a professional user of the English language. It is my native

    Dawkins went on to say, "I am not going to be told by some teenage
    version of Mrs Grundy which words of my native language I may or may
    not use."


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