Abandonment of civilized norms is another part. From an article suggesting that abandoning the arts faculties of most universities may be a wise use of resources:
A huge amount of attention and public anxiety has been expended on the plight of free speech on campus. Every season the situation seems to get a little worse. Guest speakers are routinely shouted at, de-platformed, or disinvited. Students and teachers alike are bullied into -silence or craven apology by self-appointed virtue-crats in college administrations and among designated victim groups among the students.
But the issue isn’t really, or not only, free speech. Bret Weinstein, a former biology professor, was hounded out of Evergreen State College when he objected to a “Day of Absence” rally that insisted that all whites stay off campus for a day.
Since then, he has been frequently invited to talk about free speech on college campuses. But he notes that the real crisis in education isn’t about free speech. Rather, it is about “a breakdown in the basic logic of civilization.”
Academia is the crucible, the engine room of this rot. But the breakdown of which Weinstein speaks isn’t confined to college campuses. The revolutionary -intolerance that has made college campuses so inhospitable to free expression and the impulses of civilization has also deeply affected the woke mandarins of social media and Big Tech. It has made serious inroads into the HR departments of the Fortune 500 and elsewhere in the world of business. And it has insinuated itself into the values and practices of most governmental agencies, many of which have yet to meet a politically correct left-wing cause they do not embrace. Roger Kimball, “PC insanity may mean the end of American universities” at New York Post
It’s more or less the opposite of the atmosphere that drives real advances in arts or sciences. Have a look at this vid and ask yourself, would you want to work with anyone in this vid, except Bret Weinstein, at anything? Anywhere? And if you don’t want to, is that a crime?
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See also: Darwinian PZ MyersBlows Off Attack On Bret Weinstein
Even Darwinian evolutionary biologist Jerry Coyne sort of “gets it”:
See also: Jerry Coyne: Just sign Chicago “Statement On Principles Of Free Expression”
Jerry Coyne discovers the lack of intellectual freedom on campus
Also: Which side will atheists choose in the war on science? They need to re-evaluate their alliance with progressivism, which is doing science no favours.