Fully as important as David Gelernter’s personal apostasy is his testimony about what happens to scientists who choose to “judge for themselves.”
In those few paragraphs, there’s a great deal of misinformation about academic freedom laws, how they harm science teaching and imperil students and educators.
If implemented, would these ideas have succored those who faced discrimination in universities, including Eric Hedin, Scott Minnich, or Dean Kenyon?
Backed up by no fewer than four security guards, three conference officials hustled him out, accusing him of promoting fake science.
It seems that a movement of support for academic freedom is rising in Australia. I hope it makes its way to the United States.