"Academic freedom really means freedom of inquiry. To be able to probe according to one’s own interest, knowledge and conscience is the most important freedom the scholar has, and part of that process is to state its results."
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Donald Kennedy
President, Stanford University
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1986
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Yet it is the results that are censored and cheery picked to sway the masses according to corporate and private interest.
 -- Ronw13, OR     
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    Academic freedom would also indicate truth is readily available as a choice. The occult seminaries of the occupying statist theocracy infesting this land (government schools) slant a few truths (math, reading, etc.) to believe a bigger lie (socialism as a religion, a non-recognizable history, politics of slaves, economics of the down-trodden, etc.). True knowledge differs from accumulated information and data. A conscience is generally a good thing unless seared on the spit of immorality and otherwise falsehoods.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    There's a big difference between academic freedom and 'education.'  The public school indoctrination programs have been extended to the university and even into corporate America that hires these graduates.  The PC culture and regulation of thought and speech is rampant in corporations today, particularly those that do not produce any food or durable goods.  Propaganda is big business!!  And a very easy business to skim money from multi-billion dollar campaigns.  The media companies can charge whatever the market will bear, far above the cost of doing business.  It is a racket within a racket within a racket.  The average Joe has no concept of how much their 'education' has been to keep them in their place.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    The 'truth' already is, whether I know it or not.  The truth is 'realized' and 'discovered'  it is 'revealed.'  A good teacher will facilitate this realization in the student, but the question must be asked in order to receive the answer.  Why is the student studying?  What is it you wish to learn?  It is the seeking of truth that reveals the truth  otherwise we would already know the truth as it is always and forever in front of us (i.e. reality). 

    I will remember the experience of realizing something more readily than the experience of being told something.  My biggest complaint about 'school' was that I was being 'taught,' being given 'answers' to questions I wasn't asking, highly suspect 'answers' to 'leading' questions at that.  I preferred the library with lots of reference indexes so I could pursue my own train of thought. 

    True knowledge is gained through personal experience whether in school or the woods.  Discerning that experience I would call seeking truth.  I would rather pay to learn from elders with a life time of experiences, than to attend a free course 'taught' by a young professor with little experience  of course, I can learn from anyone.  An honest dialogue with anyone will reveal liberating truths if all speak truthfully and listen to what they say.  It's all in the question.  ;-)
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    thanks, i like it
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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