Image:  In an unusual move, an astronomer this week removed his forthcoming publication from a preprint website, put his related book on hold and apologized in writing for the “hurt” he’d caused. The incident has caught the attention of culture warriors, who suggest that the professor was forced to sacrifice himself at the altar of the woke academic orthodoxy. Others -- including many astronomers -- say the paper suffered from serious flaws and it never should have made it past peer...


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