James pokes some holes in the assertion that "Polls show that one-in-five Americans believe the core tenets of Qanon."
Over at Althouse the fourth comment under the post about Feminist Science also points out the obvious. Yes, it is possible that bringing in people who look different or come from different groups might provide new ideas or perspectives. Yet that is in no way guaranteed. If a man enters a women's Bible study there is a chance, on certain subtopics, that he will be able to offer an important perspective. But most of the time they are going to find every acorn on their own. Sometimes a particular man may be able to offer insight after insight and be useful. But another woman would be as likely to be that good an addition. We might say the same about Koreans, or cowboys, or cooks. Sometimes their perspective as a member of those categories will add something to the group knowledge. Usually it will be neutral - and making neutral things a priority as if they are central wastes energy. Just adding in colors or groups doesn't necessarily improve the broth, and might consistently worsen it.