How Much Free Speech for Scientists? » American Scientist
Restrictions on scientific communication are nothing newârecall that Galileo was sentenced to house arrest by Church inquisitors in 1633 for supporting the Copernican theory. But serious threats to the freedom of scientific discourse have come to the forefront recently, after suspicions were raised of Chinese spying at U.S. national laboratories. These allegations triggered the imposition of new restraints and revived some old ones. So it is a good time for the scientific community to reflect on the evolution of such government controls in our time, to express support for regulations that are justified and to protest those that do harm After the outbreak of World War II, many physicists voluntarily censored themselves, with the result that…
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