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Albert Einstein – Academic freedom and duty

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Albert EinsteinBy academic freedom I understand the right to search for truth and to publish and teach what one holds to be true. This right implies also a duty: one must not conceal any part of what
one has recognized to be true.

Albert Einstein   (1879-1955)

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Harold Bloom – The academy and literary worlds

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I realized early on that the academy and the literary world alike – and I don’t think there really is a distinction between the two – are always dominated by tools, knaves, charlatans and bureaucrats. And that being the case, any human being, male or female, of whatever status, who has a voice of her or his own, is not going to be Liked.

Harold Bloom   (1930-)
Criticism in Society

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Neil deGrasse Tyson – Our academic system rewards people who know lots

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Neil deGrasse TysonOur academic system rewards people who know a lot of stuff and generally we call those people smart, but at the end of the day who do you want- the person who can figure things out that they’ve never seen before or the person who can rattle off a bunch of facts?

Neil deGrasse Tyson   (Oct 5, 1958 -)

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