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Should there be limits to academic freedom?

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The talk advocates that there should be no sanctions against academics who argue unpopular or controversial points of view. In my own career I have defended the position that differences in IQ between races are not due to genetics. While I disagree with my opponents’ views, I believe they have a right to argue their position. Those who endorse the contrary must defend at least one of three indefensible propositions: you ought not believe what you think may be true; you ought not attempt to persuade those who may be in error; you ought not to use the scientific method to enhance belief in the truth.

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