by Karl Denninger, Market Ticker:
“We believe we will offer in a year’s time a complete cure for cancer,” said Dan Aridor, of a new treatment being developed by his company, Accelerated Evolution Biotechnologies Ltd. (AEBi), which was founded in 2000 in the ITEK incubator in the Weizmann Science Park. AEBi developed the SoAP platform, which provides functional leads to very difficult targets.
Notice the protagonist’s skin color and sex.
Of course there’s no guarantee they really have it; that’s yet to be proved. But really — if they do, and if it’s what they claim and works as they think it might the second largest scourge of mankind will be vanquished at a price-per-use that will be a tiny fraction of that currently charged for far less-effective treatments that frequently fail.
I get it — social justice warriors need their foils to rail against, otherwise they have nothing. This garbage has polluted open source software, among other places. But you can’t change history, and who has made — and is making today — the discoveries that have the potential to truly change the world.
I will note that white, Jewish men (and women) are a tiny minority of the world’s population. Yet they are ridiculously over-represented in discoveries like this, and white men generally are ridiculously over-represented as well — Jewish or not.
The claim of “discrimination” sounds good until you realize that in many parts of the world others are both the majority and in control of the government, so at best those other cultural aspects have majority status and, as has been seen in South Africa, said majority status, when it has come to power, has frequently turned a thriving economic landscape into a ****hole almost as fast as you can say the word “crap.”
Should we try to find out why? I think a lot of people know where the truth lies; there’s both a natural selection and cultural set of factors at play, and a dependency culture destroys whatever nascent capacity might exist.