From the Daily Mail:
A New York University psychology professor has caused outrage among the academic community after he posted a message on Twitter suggesting that obese PhD students are not capable of completing the program.
Geoffrey Miller, who specializes in evolutionary psychology, tweeted on Sunday: ‘Dear obese PhD applicants: If you don’t have the willpower to stop eating carbs, you won’t have the willpower to do a dissertation. #truth.’
Professor Miller, who is visiting NYU from the University of New Mexico, quickly deleted the message after a backlash from students and professors alike.
It was a flippant comment that is now being used by PC Cops to try to destroy Miller (probably for other reasons).
Miller does have tenure, but I suppose he’s worried about other repercussions. Overall, Miller is an outstanding scholar unafraid to challenge politically correct propaganda. Here are some recent articles:
“Chinese Eugenics” (2013)
“The looming crisis in human genetics” (2009)
If Miller does get Galileo’d, as others have suggested, at least he’ll be in good company — including not only Galileo himself, but James Watson, Francis Crick, Satoshi Kanazawa, Jason Richwine, et al.
Remember, the Cathedral (aka, political correctness / universalism / Cultural Marxism) is a religion; people who violate it are seen as heretics; the truth value of their statements is irrelevant.
Political correctness today is anti-science, which is why any unbiased seeker of truth will ultimately oppose it. In the words of Miller himself:
JayMan: “Obesity & IQ“
Staffan’s Personality Blog: “The Ugly Truth About Obesity“
University of New Mexico statement: “We are investigating every aspect of this incident and will take appropriate action.”
Chateau Heartiste on how Miller can reframe criticism.