When I arrived Augustana College, in Rock Island, Illinois, on Tuesday to speak on academic freedom, the campus was a bit abuzz because of some controversial “chalking.” Overnight, someone had written pro-Trump slogans on many of the campus sidewalks.
Not long ago, I wrote about how we should try hard to avoid real or perceived financial conflicts of interest where vaccinations concerned.
I spoke with FIRE's Nico Perrino on the So to Speak podcast about free speech on campus.
It’s time we do something not only about Andrew Wakefield, but about the system of medical “science” that is causing the suspicion perpetuating his lies.
The problems with Twitter are the problems of the human condition, including my own.
I was honored to give the keynote for the Student Network Conference of FIRE (the Foundation for Indvidual Rights in Education). You can watch it thorugh this link from the Heterodox Academy.
This “zero tolerance” approach on the left is like some kind of Monty Python satire of activism. It would be funny if it did not lead to the right pointing out how the left isn’t actually thinking, it’s just playing a game of identity politics go fish. Who has the most oppression cards? They win!
"It was only when Galileo’s Middle Finger came out that the mix of the two lives was revealed, and so the gig was up. The nice lady at the drycleaners no longer wondered if the fancy clothes I was bringing in belonged to another woman who just happened to be my size."
Some thoughts in conjunction with Galileo's Middle Finger receiving the 2016 Adult Non-Fiction Book Award from the Society for Midland Authors.