Ferdinand Magellan under attack

Radical left wants to purge his name from science

The left-wing UK Guardian launched an attack on Ferdinand Magellan. They call for his name to be purged from science.

Amherst College assistant professor Mia de los Reyes is leading the effort to get Magellan’s name purged from the field of astronomy. She wrote an article about it for Physic.aps.org last September. She calls herself the “first Filipino-American professor of astronomy in the United States.” The UK Guardian article promotes her activism as if her views are representative of “astronomers” in general. The Guardian could only find one other “astronomer” to quote, David Hogg, a physics and data science professor at NYU.

The Guardian article ends by comparing Magellan to Adolph Hitler.





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