Twist in the tale: Watson (contd.)

Continuing the story of James Watson, Cold Spring Harbour Laboratories first issued a press release distancing themselves from Watson's view on intelligence of black people and now have suspended him, pending further deliberations at the Labs. Considering all his engagements are being cancelled by hosts in a hurry to distance themselves from Watson, the Cambridge … Continue reading Twist in the tale: Watson (contd.)

Exemplar organisations, moral dilemmas and academic freedom

Marginal Revolution writes about a new NBER paper from Roland Fryer and Freakonomist Steven Levitt. The summary says (full text of the paper here): The Ku Klux Klan reached its heyday in the mid-1920s, claiming millions of members. In this paper, we analyze the 1920s Klan, those who joined it, and the social and political … Continue reading Exemplar organisations, moral dilemmas and academic freedom