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Joe Doakes from Como Park emails:

The theory of diversity holds that by adding more viewpoints we get a better result, regardless of how smart the individuals holding those viewpoints are. Diversity increases group intelligence.

In practice, if you want a smarter group of people, add smarter people. Diversity dilutes group intelligence.

This is not news, it’s confirmation of what we already knew from anecdotal evidence. Adding more people to a committee does not increase committee intelligence, it just takes longer to get nothing done.

It’s settled science. You’re not a science denier, are you?

Joe Doakes

To the left, “settled science” means “comports with our narrative, so shut up”.