J Morris Hicks

J Morris Hicks

Posted April 3, 2012

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Academic "Unfreedom" at Cornell---T. Colin Campbell

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The headline in the Cornell Progressive on March 8, 2012

We may no longer have academic freedom at Cornell or ANY of our schools of nutrition, but the first amendment is alive and well. And it was recently exercised by Dr. T. Colin Campbell (Nutritional Biochemistry) and Dr. Randy Wayne (Plant Biology).

We're talking about some serious stuff here---we're talking about suppressing the freedom of scientists to seek, identity and publicize the truth about nutrition. We're talking about saving lives and we're talking about saving the planet in the process. We're also talking about blatant violation of our nation's first amendment in a tax exempt, land-grant university.

Dr. T. Colin Campbell, Professor Emeritus of Nutritional Biochemistry, Cornell University---author of The China Study

This blog contains key excerpts from a recent article; one that will probably damage the career of the younger author (Dr. Wayne) and will likely lead to further removal of the older author (Dr. Campbell) from the official presence of Cornell University. But these are not ordinary men, they are brave scientists who believe that scientific integrity is more important than fleeting status or personal income. (Link to complete article provided below) Excerpt:

At Cornell, life science professors do not necessarily profess their beliefs based upon evidence and critical thinking as our title implies;; rather, all too often, professors market an unwritten and unspoken syllabus to promote, if not a brand name, then a way of looking at the world that is sympathetic to corporate sponsors.

Sound incredulous? I thought so at first, but then I have witnessed it first-hand. In November of 2009, while enrolled in Dr. Campbell's Plant-Based Nutrition course, I attended one of his lectures in Savage Hall on the campus of Cornell University. Speaking to a packed house in a large lecture hall, Dr. Campbell spoke to a crowd that seemed to be about equally split among students and PhD faculty. Click here to continue reading this article.

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