Great news for mathematicians. Their services – or the services of a few of them, appropriately selected – look likely to be increasingly required to monitor the implementation of the Government’s diversification policies.
Those policies are being pushed into the domain of science by the Royal Society of New Zealand and by Research, Science and Innovation Minister Megan Woods.
The society and the Minister are saying – in effect – they can’t wait for the gender and race blends they seek to evolve naturally. They favour a creative approach, to be effected through social engineering.
This puts merit on the back seat and promotes a numbers game.
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