The question of limits to academic freedom is as old as academia itself and will likely never be settled. But it should be openly discussed so that through the process of discussion we understand the issues better. Two recent news items that have been discussed on this blog are noteworthy. One was the case of Martin . . . → Read More: Limits of Academic Freedom?
The term “consensus” has become a lightning rod in the public discussion of controversial areas of science. Scientists who were baffled that much of the public didn’t agree with scientific opinions on global warming and other controversial topics, began using the term as a means of ending all argument. By proclaiming the opinions to be . . . → Read More: Consensus Science