[Taxacom] Suppression of dissent in academia

Stephen Thorpe stephen_thorpe at yahoo.co.nz
Wed Jul 24 19:27:30 CDT 2013


Bah, that article is not what it seems! Research at Universities tends not to bring in as much revenue as pumping through more and more undergrads, so this article may well be lobbying for the latter. Note that at postgrad levels, teaching and research go hand-in-hand ...



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From: Raymond Hoser - The Snakeman <viper007 at live.com.au>
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Dear all, this was one of the reasons I didn't end up following a career in that route.
Most of my adult life was spent fighting stupid wildlife laws in Australia, a battle I largely won in the late 1990's.

A reference to suppression of dissent in academia is in the news article posted below by a link.

(I herein ignore the main argument of the paper being teaching v research).

What does everyone else here think?

http://www.theage.com.au/comment/academias-harshest-lesson-go-back-to-basics-20130724-2qjj1.html

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