This is an important article by Steve Kirsch. In 1998 Kirsch donated 2.5 million dollars to MIT. They named an auditorium in his honor. In October of 2021 MIT’s Technology Review did a hit piece on Kirsch which he responded to on his substack page. Then he asked if he could speak at MIT in response. No faculty member would sponsor him. I suspect some would have liked to, but did not have the backbone to deal with the blowback they would experience.
Here’s what MIT says on their website:
The MIT community is driven by a shared purpose: to make a better world through education, research, and innovation. We are fun and quirky, elite but not elitist, inventive and artistic, obsessed with numbers, and welcoming to talented people regardless of where they come from. [emphasis mine]
I just find the word “elite” interesting while the world is dealing with global elites and their plans for the rest of us. Under their Mission they write:
The Institute is committed to generating, disseminating, and preserving knowledge, and to working with others to bring this knowledge to bear on the world’s great challenges.
But they’re not interested in having anyone on their campus with a different perspective regarding the experimental vaccines. Kirsch concludes his article with this:
Institutional science is dead.
I’m afraid he’s right.