Intellectual freedom is about the public’s right to examine all points-of-view. These scientists are trying to block your access to alternative perspectives.
A few days ago, 54 allegedly “leading climate scientists and museum experts” attached their names to An Open Letter to Museums from Members of the Scientific Community. This is a highly polarizing document that splits the world into good guys and bad guys.
The signatories describe themselves as “members of the scientific community” who “devote our lives to understanding the world and sharing this understanding with the public.” Excuse me, but earning a handful of science degrees doesn’t place you in a special category of humanity. You’re still subject to the same ego-trips and short-comings as everyone else.
Lots of us spend our lives “understanding the world” and sharing that understanding with the public. Any academic in any field…
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