Intellectual laziness and academic dishonesty: A threat to academic freedom?
Nongxa, Loyiso G.
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Academic freedom freedom matters; it matters a great deal. It is a sine qua non for the the success of our science system . When scientists scientists invoke academic academic freedom whenever they they are are expected to account, then this poses a threat to academic freedom. freedom. It is perversion of the the principle of academic freedom, when it appears to be equated to ‘free speech speech when exercised by scientists scientists ’, irrespective of whether what the scientist says is informed by expert knowledge or is informed by the findings of rigorous academic research.