Climate scientist Judith Curry is a TENURED professor. But she has had enough. She announced her resignation last week, citing the literal craziness of the climate science authoritarianism. She writes:
A deciding factor was that I no longer know what to say to students and postdocs regarding how to navigate the CRAZINESS in the field of climate science. Research and other professional activities are professionally rewarded only if they are channeled in certain directions approved by a politicized academic establishment — funding, ease of getting your papers published, getting hired in prestigious positions, appointments to prestigious committees and boards, professional recognition, etc.
How young scientists are to navigate all this is beyond me, and it often becomes a battle of scientific integrity versus career suicide (I have worked through these issues with a number of skeptical young scientists).
I highlight the text in bold to mark the parallel between her field and the origins field in the universities. Free inquiry is not tolerated and any dissent from orthodoxy is stamped out with a fervor that would embarrass Torquemada.