230: The Tyranny of Confirmation Bias.

As worthy as rooting out and challenging prejudice may be, it is the task of an activist not an academic. Unless, of course, one happens to believe that the pursuit of truth is the same as the pursuit of a political utopia, and that what is true is therefore the same as what is ‘inclusive’. In which case academia becomes indistinguishable from activism, and education becomes indistinguishable from indoctrination.

(Jamie Palmer, “What Drives Academics Who Oppose Free Speech?,” Quillette, November 10, 2015).

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230: The Tyranny of Confirmation Bias.