“Academics, like teenagers, sometimes don’t have any sense regarding the degree to which they are conformists.”So says Thomas Bouchard, the Minnesota psychologist known for his study of twins raised apart...
Journalists, of course, are conformists too. So are most other professions. There’s a powerful human urge to belong inside the group, to think like the majority, to lick the boss’s shoes, and to win the group’s approval by trashing dissenters.
The academic monocultures referred to by Dr. Bouchard are the kind of thing that sabotages scientific creativity.
What’s wrong with consensuses is not the establishment of a majority view, which is necessary and legitimate, but the silencing of skeptics. “We still have whole domains we can’t talk about,” Dr. Bouchard said, referring to the psychology of differences between races and sexes.
The cult of "equality" does not use the label dissenter but heretic on those who refuse to blindly oblige what is so obviously a falsehood.
But big lies can only be artificially suspended for so long.
Eventually the gravity of reality will reveal to even the most obtuse that an (ideological) anvil cannot be made into a kite....