“Diversity” has become an important concept in the

modern university, affecting admissions, faculty

hiring, and administrative appointments. In the

paper “Groups of diverse problem solvers can

outperform groups of high-ability problem solvers”

[1], L. Hong and S. Page claim to prove that “To put

it succinctly, diversity trumps ability.” We show

that their arguments are fundamentally flawed.

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I am an applied mathematician interested in studying various evolutionary processes by means of mathematical models. More on my professional activities can be found on my page
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