The QAA guidance suggests that professors should note that “some early ideas in statistics were motivated by their proposers’ support for eugenics, some astronomical data were collected on plantations by enslaved people, and, historically, some mathematicians have recorded racist or fascist views or connections to groups such as the Nazis”.
The corect answer to that is “So fucking what”? Liebnitz was a German – you know, they produced the Nazis – Newton invented the cat flap which makes him an animal oppressor and Einstein was a Jew for goodness sake. Calculus still works tho’…..
Science either is or isn’t and who found out that it is or isn’t doesn’t matter a damn. It’s the is or isn’t that does.