Inside Higher Ed: Academic freedom doesn’t allow you to teach junk science

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UPDATE: There was a letter in yesterday’s Muncie Star-Press by one David Perkins criticizing the bizarre letter from music professor George Wolfe that I highlighted the other day.  Perkins’s is a remarkably sane letter (I’m getting used to craziness coming out of BSU) that criticizes Wolfe for saying, among other things, that we evolutionary biologists should be decrying Nazi eugenics instead of sticking our noses into Ball State’s affairs.

I’m not sure who David Perkins is, but there’s somebody with that name who is a professor of psychology at Ball State.

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Marjorie Heins has written about Ball State University (BSU) and Hedingate in a May 30 article in Inside Higher Ed, one I apparently missed: “Is teaching ‘junk science’ protected by academic freedom?” It’s basically an ok piece—particularly when compared to similar reportage in other places—but its purpose seems to be to warn carpetbaggers like…

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