Michael Shermer

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What Went Wrong? Michael Shermer Misses The Obvious

Michael Shermer, author of The Moral Arc: How Science Makes Us Better People, writing in Skeptic Magazine, ponders What Went Wrong? Campus Unrest, Viewpoint Diversity, and Freedom of Speech.  Shermer suggests six reasons for the current anti-free speech crusade on college campuses, and makes some recommendations as to how the problem might be solved. I think Shermer is … Continue reading

I Support Viewpoint Diversity


A politically diverse group of social scientists, natural scientists, humanists, and other scholars who want to improve our academic disciplines and universities. We share a concern about a growing problem: the loss or lack of “viewpoint diversity.” When nearly everyone in a field shares the same political orientation, certain ideas become orthodoxy, dissent is discouraged, and errors can go unchallenged.

An Interpretation of Jonathan Haidt’s Moral Foundations Theory

This sidebar lists a series of posts which together make up an essay relating Moral Foundations Theory to today's politics, and even a little history, as viewed through The Independent Whig's six-foundation moral lens.


Venn Diagram of Liberal and Conservative Traits and Moral Foundations and