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Is academic freedom really the issue? Cothran , Martin Apr 08, 2006
It seems to me that Wesley R. Elsberry's characterization of the Mims/Pianka blow-up is completely mischaracterized. If Mims's charge is true (has Elsberry checked it out?), then it has nothing to do with academic freedom. The issue would simply be one of a false accusation. But that's not the same as academic freedom.
The only way you could say this was an issue of academic freedom is if you believe that advocating the extermination whole populations of people is to be considered allowable discourse in the academy. That is obviously Elsberry's assumption. Does he really hold this position? I can't believe he does. But if he doesn't, why is he assuming it in his argument against Dembski?