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The Problem With Open Letters — Noah Carl and Beyond

Hundreds of scholars recently signed onto an open letter denouncing Cambridge post-doctoral researcher Noah Carl on the basis that: “A careful consideration of Carl’s published work and public stance on various issues, particularly on the claimed relationship between ‘race’, ‘criminality’ and ‘genetic intelligence’, leads us to conclude that his work is ethically suspect and methodologically..

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Misunderstanding Heterodox Academy

Around this time last year, I had the honor of sharing the stage with former UC Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks for a dialog on academic freedom. While the event was billed as a “debate” between us, it turned out that we held a lot more in common than we differed on the core issues. And..

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Update: The Evergreen State College

Mike Paros is a professor of biological and environmental science at The Evergreen State College. For more information on, or to help with, the research project described below, click here. I am often asked about the current state of affairs at The Evergreen State College since student protests in May of 2017 cast this obscure..

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Vox’s Consistent Errors on Campus Speech, Continued

Let me start by saying that in some respects, it is a strange debate between Beauchamp, Yglesias and I: In the highly-polarized political environment in which we find ourselves, it seems to be a standard assumption that if someone is criticizing one position, it must be because they personally hold the opposite view themselves. For..

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Vox’s Consistent Errors on Campus Speech, Explained

The Free Speech Project (FSP), based out of Georgetown University, attempts to document “incidents in which Free Speech has been challenged or compromised in recent years, and collect analysis from various points of view of the struggle to sustain First Amendment Values.” This is a great initiative. In fact, Heterodox Academy recently ran a post..

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Are students increasingly hostile to free expression on campus? Look to behaviors, not surveys.

Preston Stovall is a Postdoctoral Researcher for a project on Inferentialism and Collective Intentionality at the University of Hradec Králové. In the Berkeley protests against Milo Yiannopolis in February of 2017, the so-called ‘black bloc’ showed up to a vocal, but mostly peaceful, protest. They caused enough physical damage to buildings on campus that the..

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Constructive Criticism of Heterodox Academy and Its Inaugural Open Mind Conference

Stephen Messenger has a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Systems Management. He has worked for 35 years in systems engineering and program management for FAA, DoD, and civilian government acquisition programs. In his spare time he studies psychology, ideology, and politics. Heterodox Academy (HxA) is my favorite of all the..

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Political Firings of Left-Leaning Faculty — Academic Freedom Is Not a Partisan Issue

Campus speech has become a cause célèbre on the Right, with pundits hammering away on the alleged excesses and intolerance of those they disparage as “social justice warriors” (or SJWs). As a result, many popular liberal commentators have fallen into reflexively contradicting them, dismissing those Mari Uyehara calls “the free speech grifters” and sifting through..