• Peter Ridd Challenge Goes To The Heart Of A Free Society

    • Date: 28/07/20
    • Gideon Rozner, The Australian

    Peter Ridd has decided to fight last week’s decision in favour of James Cook University, and the case is of such public importance that the High Court simply must allow the appeal to be heard. The Ridd case is much more than a mere workplace relations dispute between an academic and his employer. It is […]

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  • Censorship Universities Should No Longer Receive Funding By Taxpayers

    • Date: 26/07/20
    • Janet Albrechtsen, The Australian

    The final joke at the centre of the scandal of Peter Ridd’s sacking is that James Cook University wants more of our tax dollars to get through the economic crisis. It doesn’t deserve any, let alone more. University life in the 21st century was confirmed by a court this week as being more concerned with […]

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  • Michael Shellenberger: Climate Hysteria Costs Lives – But Activists Want To Keep Panic Alive

    • Date: 22/07/20
    • Michael Shellenberger, New York Post

    Climate alarmism is powerful because it has emerged as the alternative religion for supposedly secular people, providing many of the same psychological benefits as traditional faith. Last month, I published a book, “Apocalypse Never,” which debunks popular environmental myths. Among them: that humans are causing a sixth mass extinction and that climate change is making […]

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  • Cancel Culture Dominates Climate Research, Cancelling the Scientific Method

    • Date: 15/07/20
    • H. Sterling Burnett, The Epoch Times

    For more than two decades, politically connected climate scientists have been leading the cancel culture movement. Contrary to popular perception, “cancel culture,” in which people or their opinions are shamed and shut out of discussion when they don’t conform to whatever those shouting the loudest or rioting in the streets believe, is not a new […]

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  • Thou Shall Not Preach, But Research

    • Date: 13/07/20
    • Thea Dorn, Die Zeit

    Scientists should excel by doubting, not by being dogmatic. But already in the climate debate some of them have become ideologists. This disaster is now threatening epidemiology too. A warning call One of the most valuable achievements of secular societies is the separation of church and state. One of the most disturbing developments of highly […]

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  • WSJ: Bonfire Of The Left

    • Date: 09/07/20
    • Editorial, The Wall Street Journal

    Now that the purge of conservatives from America’s intellectual institutions is almost complete, new enemies are needed, and it’s no surprise that the left is descending into mutual back-stabbing. America’s liberal intelligentsia thought the election of Donald Trump meant America would re-enact “1984,” but it’s starting to look more like “Homage to Catalonia,” George Orwell’s […]

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  • Matt Ridley: Against Environmental Pessimism

    • Date: 08/07/20
    • Matt Ridley, Property and Environment Research Center

    Doomsday thinking about the environment has been popular for decades. A rational optimist lays out the many reasons we can be hopeful about the future of the planet. In 1980, the year that PERC was founded, I spent three months in the Himalayas working on a wildlife conservation project. The purpose was to do wildlife […]

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  • Dominic Lawson: Is Boris Johnson On The Side Of The Broke Or The Woke?

    • Date: 06/07/20
    • Dominic Lawson, Daily Mail

    ‘We need a Prime Minister with the guts to tell the privileged fools of Extinction Rebellion that importing coal creates more carbon dioxide.’ The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, says his priority is: ‘Jobs, jobs, jobs.’ For Boris Johnson, it is: ‘Build, build, build.’ Last week, the Prime Minister declared his commitment to end unwarranted delays in the decision-making […]

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