Month: September 2017

The Jane Mann Incident : Should Freedom of Speech Trump Scientific Responsibility?

The Jane Mann Incident : Should Freedom of Speech Trump Scientific Responsibility?

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Freedom of speech is a fundamental right that most democracies value and uphold. Science is an eclectic band of disciplines that strives to understand life, the universe and everything, and can be used for the betterment of human life. As citizens of a scientific age, we have a responsibility to not be scientifically inaccurate to a degree where it is indistinguishable from stupidity. However, how does thisĀ scientific responsibility stack up against theĀ right to say, think and believe anything we wish? I try to find out.

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