Video: Is the University a Friend or Foe of Science?

Restoring the Sciences Webinar Series

National Association of Scholars

When it suits them, universities invariably tout their commitments to intellectual and academic freedom. When it doesn’t, however, basic principles of academic freedom go out the window, and with them, the value that society derives from science.

Retired University of Delaware Professor David Legates and one-time Delaware state climatologist joins us on this episode of Restoring the Sciences to discuss how collusion between climate activists and a cynical university administration can trample the intellectual independence of scientists who might not be fully on board with their agendas.

This sixth installment in NAS's ongoing Restoring the Sciences webinar series features a fascinating conversation with Professor Legates about how the academy's misuse and dismissal of academic freedom threaten the legitimacy of scientific inquiry. The discussion will be moderated by J. Scott Turner, Director of the Intrusion of Diversity in the Sciences Project for the National Association of Scholars.

Image: Ronni Kurtz, Public Domain

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