Um, I could understand a random woman seeing this ad and being like "screw you, science isn't only for old white guys, any woman could do it do!" Which is obviously true. But if you're a woman or a person of color, and already in the sciences, you'd be like "Dude, these guys are the vanguard of the field, and their contributions have been seminal to the work I'm doing now. If I'm lucky one day I'll be able to discuss my work with them and get their ideas on how to make it even better." Because they are not some generic demographic or contingency, they are individual brilliant minds who have contributed greatly to our society. And we recognize that, and that inspires us to elevate our work and standards to continue their legacy. So um, don't come to our defense with your half-baked outrage about lack of diversity??. "Eligibility" was never an issue, viability and access was, and those barriers have receded significantly, and if you've ever spent time in any graduate school, you'll see the next generation will indeed look very different. Idiots.