Explore the debate and science of Intellectual Diversity.

January 17, 2020

Partisan Registration and Contributions of Faculty in Flagship Colleges

Mitchell Langbert and Sean Stevens

The overwhelming political homogeneity of faculty members has raised concerns that it may lead to questionable research practices, as well as lead to increased skepticism about higher education. In this paper, Mitchell Langbert and Sean Ste...

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November 5, 2019

The Road to Implementing a Free Speech Bill in South Dakota

Peter Wood

H.B. 1807 passed the South Dakota legislature earlier this year, and now the Board of Regents must implement the free speech bill. Peter Wood offers his recommendations in this letter to the Board. 

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October 17, 2019

The Academic Rants of Eco-Fascism

Sumantra Maitra

A reply to a recent article exposes a standard Western activist/academic whose views align more with an apocalyptic cult than serious study. 

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August 19, 2019

Letters to the Big Three: Don't De-Platform Scientists

Peter Wood

A scientist "blacklist" has caused concern about the de-platforming. 

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August 5, 2019

Peer Review: The Gold Standard?

Peter Wood

The peer review process, long considered the gold standard for academic publishing, is contributing to the irreproducibility crisis in modern science. Good research is being lumped in with the bad in recent backlash against the peer review process.

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July 11, 2019

Episode #36: Silenced Stages with George LaNoue

Peter Wood

Professor George LaNoue describes his career teaching First Amendment law and the importance of student debate to intellectual growth. However, colleges increasingly seek to avoid controversy, and students often have no tolerance for engaging th...

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July 1, 2019

Enacting Intellectual Diversity

David Randall

Testimony delivered to the South Dakota Board of Regents on enacting HB 1087, to protect and promote intellectual diversity. 

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April 19, 2019

Florida Defends Intellectual Freedom on Campus


Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has asked all Florida university presidents to sign a resolution protecting free speech.

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