2013 Nobel Prize Winner and Stanford Professor Michael Levitt. By Bengt Nyman from Vaxholm, Sweden – Flickr: IMG_7539, CC BY 2.0, Link
Guest essay by Eric Worrall
h/t James Delingpole / Brietbart; 2013 Nobel Prize winning Stanford Biophysicist Michael Levitt has been disinvited from a bio-design conference, because other speakers threatened to quit rather than share a stage with a Covid-19 heretic.
Delingpole: Nobel Winner Michael Levitt Cancelled for Coronavirus Wrongthink
20 Oct 2020
A Nobel Prize-winning chemist and Stanford professor has been cancelled for wrongthink on coronavirus.
Professor Michael Levitt, who won the Nobel prize for Chemistry in 2013, was due to be the keynote speaker in December at a virtual conference on his areas of special expertise – computational biology and biodesign.
But the First International Biodesign Research Conference withdrew his invitation – according to Levitt because they had received ‘too many calls’ from other speakers ‘threatening to quit’ because of his views on Chinese coronavirus. He has long maintained that the threat is overblown and that ‘we’re going to be fine.’
My keynote uninvited from https://t.co/KhepqykXW8
“… too many calls by other speakers threatening to quit if you were there. They all complained about your COVID claims”.
Computational biology & biodesign are based on my work. Time to cancel them & me.
New Dark Age Cometh.
— Michael Levitt (@MLevitt_NP2013) October 18, 2020
Read more: https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/10/20/delingpole-nobel-winner-michael-levitt-cancelled-for-coronavirus-wrongthink/
Remember a few decades ago when it was OK to disagree with someone? How can science possibly progress if nobody is allowed to disagree, if any dissent from group think is punished by social exclusion and bullying?
October 21, 2020 in Coronavirus. Tags: Cancel Culture, Coronavirus, Michael Levitt, nobel prize, Nobel Prize in Chemistry