Corruption in academia
The Larry Summers Incident
- 2005-02-28 "Academic Freedom" for Larry Summers?
- 2005-01-17 Summers' remarks on women draw fire: "The president of Harvard University, Lawrence H. Summers, sparked an uproar at an academic conference Friday when he said that innate differences between men and women might be one reason fewer women succeed in science and math careers." A news report on the original incident
- 2005-01-17 Some MAN needs to calculate the rotational velocity of MLK's corpse, immediately! by PZ Myers seems to be a detailed statement of the liberal position on the incident. Myers raises many valid points, but I still don't see how this proves that Summers was wrong to say what he said (which I can't find quoted anywhere, either; apparently there are no recordings or transcripts).
- 2007-01 The Realities of Conducting Laboratory Animal Research by Nancy K. Dess: touches on, but does not really make clear, the ghastly extent to which "animal health/welfare" regulations are not only harming animal research (in addition to making it vastly more expensive to conduct) but actually making life less pleasant for the animals involved; identifies several other ethical challenges researchers face as well
- 2006-10-08 Groupthink and the Intellectual Elite by Orson Scott Card
- 2006-01-08 What We Can Do About Science Journals by John Baez