Cambridge Capitulates to the Mob and Fires a Young Scholar

Cambridge Capitulates to the Mob and Fires a Young Scholar

Claire Lehmann
Claire Lehmann
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We live at a time where academic freedom is under threat from ideologues and activists of all persuasions. The latest threat comes from St Edmund’s College, Cambridge, where administrators appear to have capitulated to a mob of activists (students and academics) who mounted a campaign to have a young scholar fired for “problematic” research. The back-story was covered by Quillette last December.

The norms of academia—which have been built up and preserved by institutions such as Cambridge for centuries—demand that academics engage with each other in a scholarly manner. That is, if one academic has a problem with the methods or conclusions of another’s research, he or she should address those concerns within journals, according to established procedures, which other scholars can then read and respond to, including the academic whose research is being challenged.

Today, due to the hyper-specialisation of academic fields, most academics will not be able to judge the quality of scholarship that is published in journals outside their field. That’s why when research is peer-reviewed it is done by experts in the specific field in which the research was carried out, not by a random selection of university professors. Just as a professor of English will not be able to judge a study conducted within chemical engineering, a chemical engineer will not be able to assess a scholarly essay on Shakespeare’s sonnets.

To judge the quality of Dr Noah Carl’s work authoritatively, one would have to be an expert in at least one of the following fields: psychology, intelligence research (a sub-field of psychology), and/or economics. The campaign against him began with an ‘open letter’ that was signed by hundreds of academics, but they did not have expertise in these areas. (For the most part, they had qualifications in fields like anthropology, gender studies and critical race studies). This is a clear departure from the established norms that, until recently, were adhered to in academic debates, a point made in an editorial about this affair by the executive team at the Heterodox Academy:

Communal inquiry and debate are at the heart of the academy. As researchers, we put our ideas into the crucible of open inquiry and rely on debate and discussion to refine understanding and advance solutions to complex problems. The practice of issuing open letters attacking scholars for their contributions undermines this important goal by evicting academics and their ideas from the arena—often on flimsy evidentiary grounds. More constructive responses can and should be employed.

The administrators at St Edmund’s College who determined that Dr Noah Carl should be fired did not have qualifications in these areas, either. The Master of St. Edmunds is a former banker, and the administrator who led the investigation that decided Dr Carl is guilty of “poor scholarship” is a veterinary scientist.

Admittedly, one does not have to be an expert in a specific field to adjudicate on matters of academic misconduct such as fraud or data fabrication—and Dr Carl has been accused of “ethical breaches”. But the statement by the Master on the college website justifying Dr Carl’s dismissal stops short of alleging anything close to academic fraud. The sin he’s been found guilty of—his “ethical breach”—is carrying out “problematic” research, such as producing a paper on the accuracy of consensual stereotypes about the characteristics of different groups (e.g. sexes, races, nationalities). Here is the key passage in the Master’s statement:

There was a serious risk that Dr Carl’s appointment could lead, directly or indirectly, to the College being used as a platform to promote views that could incite racial or religious hatred, and bring the College into disrepute.

So Dr Carl has been dismissed not because his research is fraudulent or inaccurate, but because there’s a risk it could lead indirectly to bad actors promoting views that could incite racial or religious hatred. It matters not whether the scholarship is true; the critical thing is whether it upsets people.

Universities like Cambridge proudly resisted these assaults on intellectual freedom in the past—it was the home of such free thinkers as Erasmus, Charles Darwin and John Maynard Keynes. Indeed, protecting scholars from persecution by political and religious pressure became one of the defining purposes of the world’s great universities.

Imagine what would happen if the behaviour of St Edmund’s College become a new norm. Should philosophers who debate issues of euthanasia and abortion be fired because some Christian students might find their work offensive? Should novelists like Salman Rushdie be refused a platform because their work could incite religious hatred? Should geneticists who discover differences in populations emerging from genetic ancestry be fired because some students might be offended by these findings? Should biologists who operate on the assumption that sex is bimodal be defunded because some trans rights activists might find their work upsetting? The list of scholars who could be fired if the standard that has been applied to Dr Noah Carl is applied universally is endless.

The editors at Quillette steadfastly support the foundational principles of open inquiry and free thought. While we are not academics, we are gravely concerned that an injustice to a young scholar has occurred in this particular instance, and that more broadly, academic freedom is buckling under political pressure. If the custodians of Cambridge are unable to protect its distinguished history and foundational principles, it is up to all of us to take a stand in support of them.

Claire Lehmann is the Editor-in-Chief of Quillette


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Academic Signatories in Support of Dr Noah Carl

Statement: We would like to express our support for Dr Noah Carl and our disappointment with the Governing Body of St Edmund’s College for the injustice visited upon this young scholar.

Aaron Slepkov, Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Trent University
Abhishek Saha, School of Mathematical Sciences, Queen Mary University of London
Adam Kissel, American University
Adam Rallo, Education Design, Sheridan College
Adam Rawlings, PhD
Alain Guët, Teaching Fellow, Science and Engineering-Language Department, Sorbonne University

Alberto Aimi, Research fellow, University of Brescia, Department of Law
Aldo Filomeno, Postdoctoral Researcher, Institute of Philosophy, Czech Academy of Sciences

Alex Simonelis, Computer Science Dept, Dawson College, Montreal
Alex Small, Professor of Physics, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Alexander Larson, Student, Harvard University, Master Sergeant, US Army (retired)
Alexander Marr, Reader in the History of Early Modern Art, University of Cambridge
Anders Blomqvist, Professor Emeritus Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Linköping University
Andy Sellwood, Instructional Associate, Vancouver Community College
Andreas Kinneging, University of Leiden, Faculty of Law, Professor in Philosophy of Law
Andrei Grigoriev, Chief Researcher, Institute of Psychology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia
Andres Biehl, Assistant Professor, Sociology, Pontificia Universidad Catolica, Chile
Andrew Steane, Professor of Physics, University of Oxford
Anthony Hanwell, PhD, DEng
Ann Bergman, Associate Professor, Stanford University
Anne O’Connor, PhD
Anthony Mancini, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Pace University
April Bleske-Rechek, Professor of Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Armando Aranda-Anzaldo, Professor of Molecular Biology, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México

Arnie Keller, Professor Emeritus, Department of English, University of Victoria
Artur Doshchyn, DPhil Student in Economics, Nuffield College and University of Oxford
Asbjørg Westum, PhD in Scandinavian Languages, Senior Lecturer

Ashok Panikkar, Lecturer
Astrid Elbers, Doctor in History of Science, University of Antwerp (Linguapolis)

Assistant Professor Jason Lepojärvi, Department of Religious Studies, Thorneloe University at Laurentian
Assistant Professor Mahan Kulasegaram

Associate Professor Darren Burke, School of Psychology, University of Newcastle
Associate Professor Geoffrey Miller, Department of Psychology, University of New Mexico
Associate Professor John Ashton, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Otago
Associate Professor Paul Johnston, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Mount Royal University
Associate Professor Peter Ouwehand, Faculty of Commerce, University of Cape Town
Associate Professor Roy Frye, Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh
Associate Professor, Stephen Leonard
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Associate Professor Tim Martin

Aurelio Jose Figueredo, Professor of Psychology, University of Arizona
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Benjamin Winegard, Assistant Professor of Psychology
Bernard Hugueney, PhD, Lecturer in Computer Science
Bill von Hippel, Professor of Psychology, University of Queensland
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Bo Winegard, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Marietta College
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Cameron Harwick, Assistant Professor of Economics at the College at Brockport, SUNY
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Charlotta Stern, Professor of Sociology, Stockholm University

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Cheryl Taylor, Associate Professor in English Literature, James Cook University (retired)

Chris Brown, Emeritus Professor of International Relations, LSE
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Christine Furedy, Associate Professor Emerita, York University, Canada

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Christopher Ellis, Associate Professor of Political Science, Bucknell University
Christopher Flavin, Associate Professor of English
Christopher Lim, Assistant Teaching Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Rutgers University
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Christopher White, Associate Professor, International Relations, Bjorknes University College
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Christopher Milburn, Assistant Professor (Medicine) Dalhousie University
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Colin Masters, Senior Lecturer, School of Medicine – Central Clinical, University of Queensland
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Daniel Klein, Professor of Economics, George Mason University
Daniel Rogers, Professor of Psychology, Kennesaw State University
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Dr Mark Wanstall, Senior Lecturer, Carnegie School of Education

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Gordon Bailey MD FRCP(C), Director, The Bailey Clinic
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Gunilla Lindmark, Professor Emerita International Maternal and Reproductive Health, Uppsala University

Guy Goodwin, Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry, University of Oxford
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Maximilian Werner, Associate Professor of Writing and Rhetoric Studies
Melanie Douglass, Lecturer (Psychobiology and Evolutionary Psychology)
Melissa M. Murray, Senior Lecturer in Music Theory, School of the Arts Southern Methodist University

Michael Anderson, PhD
Michael Bailey, Professor, Northwestern University
Michael Bennett, PhD Candidate, Australian National University
Michael Bennett, Professor, Department of Business Management, Curry College
Michael Blackburn, Senior Lecturer, School of English, University of Lincoln (retired)

Michael Huemer, Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Colorado
Michael Levin, MC Psychiatrist
Michael Leznik, PhD
Michael Mills, Associate Professor of Psychology, Loyola Marymount University
Michael Minchin, PhD
Michael Palkowski, PhD Candidate in Hospitality, Edinburgh Napier University
Michael Pirson, Professor and Director Gabelli School of Business, Fordham University

Michael Sugrue, Professor of History, Ave Maria University
Michael Tooley, Emeritus Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Colorado
Michail Theodosiadis, PhD Candidate, Goldsmiths University of London

Michael Trigoboff, PhD, Instructor, Portland Community College
Michael Withey, PhD

Michael Woodley, Lifetime Fellow, Center Leo Apostel for Interdisciplinary Studies, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Michail Theodosiadis, PhD
Mike McNulty, MA, MLIS, College Instructor and Academic Librarian

Montana Morris, Medical Student, Yale University School of Medicine
Morris Odell, Adjunct Associate Professor of Forensic Medicine, Monash University
Nadim Kobeissi, Professor of Applied Cryptography
Nan de Graaf, Professor
Nancy Bryson, Visiting Associate Professor of Chemistry, Berry College (retired)

Nathan Cofnas, Philosophy DPhil candidate, University of Oxford
Nathan Coombs, Lecturer in Economic Sociology, Edinburgh University
Nathan Gillespie, Associate Professor, Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavior Genetics, Department of Psychiatry, Virginia Commonwealth University
Narciso Benítez, PhD

Neil Gilbert, Chernin Professor of Social Welfare
Neil Kressel, Professor of Psychology, William Paterson University

Niall Ferguson, Milbank Family Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Nicholas Dranias, Adjunct Instructor, Business Law & Ethics, College of Business, Grand Canyon University
Nicholas Thorne, PhD

Nicholas Wickham, Clinical Associate Professor
Nick Martin, Senior Scientist, Genetic Epidemiology Unit, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute
Nick Moberly, Senior Lecturer, University of Exeter

Nigel Biggar, Regius Professor of Moral and Pastoral Theology, University of Oxford
Nils de Mol van Otterloo, PhD Candidate in Social Work
Noel Thompson, PhD Candidate in Materials Science, University of Cambridge
Norman Fenton, Professor of Computing
Norman Siebrasse, Professor of Law, University of New Brunswick, Canada
Olof Klintholm (Tobiasson), Master of Arts (St Edmund’s College, Cambridge)

Olivier Massin, Professor of Philosophy, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Pablo De Lora, Professor of Legal Philosophy, School of Law, Autonomous University of Madrid 

Paolo S. D’Aquila, Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche, Università di Sassari, Italy
Paul Irwing, Professor of Organisational Psychology, Alliance Manchester Business School, The University of Manchester
Paul Lillrank, Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, School of Science, Aalto University, Finland
Paul Linthorst, Adjunct Professor NYU
Paul Norwood, Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California
Pawel Gburzynski, Professor Emeritus, Computing Science, University of Alberta
Peggy Sastre, PhD
Pete Ferderer, Professor of Economics, Macalester College
Peter Baehr, Research Professor in Social Theory

Peter Boghossian, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Portland State University
Peter Boone, Chairman, Effective Intervention Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics
Peter Cox, BA MA, Lecturer in Architecture
Peter Furia, Associate Professor, Global Studies and Politics, University of Virginia
Peter Murphy, Adjunct Professor of Humanities and Social Sciences, La Trobe University
Petr Zizler, PhD

Per Arvidsson, MD PhD
Phil Hammond, Professor of Media & Communications, LSBU
Philippe Faes, Doctor of Science in Engineering
Philippe Lemoine, PhD Candidate in Philosophy, Cornell University
Piers Benn, Adjunct Professor (Philosophical Ethics) Fordham University London Centre

Professor Abraham Wyner, Department of Statistics, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
Professor Andrew Adams

Professor Andrew Tettenborn, Commercial Law
Professor Barry Spurr

Professor Colin Wight, Department of Government and International Relations, University of Sydney
Professor Craig DeLancey, Department of Philosophy, State University of New York at Oswego
Professor Daniel Drucker,  Professor of Medicine, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto
Professor David B. Collum, Professor of Chemistry, Cornell University
Professor David Paton, Chair of Industrial Economics, Nottingham University Business School
Professor Dean Rickles
Professor Emeritus Richard Haier

Professor Eric P. Kaufmann, Department of Politics, Birkbeck College, University of London, UK
Professor Félix Bernardo, Mathematics
Professor Georgia Martin
Professor Heiner Rindermann, Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany
Professor James Tooley, School of Education, University of Newcastle upon Tyne
Professor Jonathan Anomaly, Philosophy
Professor Jonathan Jones, Department of Physics and Brasenose College, University of Oxford
Professor Keith White-Hunt, University of Leeds

Professor Klaus Ostermann, Computer Science, University of Tübingen
Professor Manuel Hernández, Department of Philosophy, University of Murcia, Spain
Professor Matthew J. Goodwin, Politics and International Relations, Rutherford College
Professor Paul Allen
Professor Emeritus Richard Sparks
Professor Roger Lirely

Professor Stephen Pink, Lancaster UniversityProfessor Tony Cassidy, School of Psychology, Ulster University
Radosław Pietkun, PhD

Rafael Rodriguez, Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Rainer Boegle, PhD

Ralph Faris, Professor of Sociology
Randall Heather, PhD, St. Edmund’s College

Randall Roth, Professor Emeritus, University of Hawaii School of Law
Ravi Kudesia, Assistant Professor of Human Resource Management, Temple University
Raymond Yeow, BA, MBBS, MBA (Exec), FIAA
Reyer Sjamaar, Professor of Mathematics, Cornell University
Richard Bailey, Assistant Professor of History, Queen’s University (retired)

Richard Katz, Associate Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience (retired)
Richard Hench, Teacher Emeritus of Linguistics, Rhetoric, and Literary Interpretation
Richard Inglis, Doctoral Student, Florida State University
Richard Mitchell, Professor of Computing, University of Brighton, UK (retired)

Richard Volkman, Professor of Philosophy, Southern Connecticut State University
Robert-Jan Kooman, Lecturer in Mathematics, University of Leiden

Rob Keeley, Senior Lecturer, Music, King’s College London (retired)
Rob Sica, Assistant Professor, Colorado State University Libraries

Robert Anderson, Faculty, Department of Psychology, University of Maryland
Robert Benson, Instructor of Geology University of South Carolina Aiken (retired)

Robert Bremel, Emeritus Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Robert Henderson, PhD Student, University of Cambridge

Robert King PhD, Lecturer in Applied Psychology, University College Cork
Robert Kok, Emeritus Professor of Bioresource Engineering, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Robert P. George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence, Princeton University
Robert Seddon, Honorary Fellow, Durham University

Robert Stanley, Professor Emeritus, Art and Humanities
Rodney Warwick, PhD

Rohan Loveland, DPhil, Visiting Professor, Computer Science Dept., Whitman College
Rohit Parikh, Distinguished Professor, CUNY
Ron Cline, Professor, Kettering University, (retired)
Ronan Murray, Clinical Associate Professor
Rosa Motta, Lecturer of Classical Studies, Christopher Newport University
Rupert Norman, Postdoctoral Research Associate
Ruth Mieschbuehler, PhD, Senior Lecturer, Institute of Education, University of Derby
Russell T. Warne, Associate Professor of Psychology, Utah Valley University

Sadanand Dhume, AEI Scholar, American Enterprise Institute
Sam Lehman-Wilzig, Professor & former Chair, School of Communication (Bar-Ilan University); former Chair of the Israel Political Science Association
Sander Beckers, Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Philosophy, Utrecht University
Sandro-Angelo de Thomasis, PhD candidate, Italian Language and Literature, Yale University
São Luís Castro, Professor of Psychology at University of Porto
Sarah Tennant, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Edinburgh, College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Sarnyai Zoltan, Lady Davis Visting Professor, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology
Saul Jacka, Professor of Statistics, University of Warwick

Scott Kim, Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry, University of Michigan
Scott K. Hansen, Zuckerberg Institute for Water Research, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Sean Mennim, PhD Candidate, United Kingdom
Sean Rife, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Murray State University

Sergei Tabachnikov, Professor of Mathematics, Pennsylvania State University
Seth Benjamin, PhD
Shalagh McCarthy, M.A. Tutor, Western Sydney University

Simon B. Chen, Resident Physician, Stanford Hospital and Clinics
Simon Newman, Senior Lecturer, University of Westminster
Simon Platt, Senior Research Associate in Nuclear Instrumentation, Lancaster University
Simon van Rysewyk, Adjunct Researcher, Department of Philosophy and Gender Studies, University of Tasmania

Solomon Stavrov, Senior Researcher, Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University
Stan Middlebrooks, Professor Emeritus and Dept. Chair, Electronic Engineering and Technology Management, Herzing University
Steije Hofhuis, PhD Candidate
Stephan Poelmans, Assistant Professor

Stephen B Perrott, Professor of Psychology, Mount St Vincent University
Stephen Blackwood, President Ralston College
Stephen Dunning, Associate Professor of English, Trinity Western University

Stephen Quilley, Associate Professor School of Environment Resources & Sustainability, University of Waterloo
Stephanie Greene, PhD candidate, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Macquarie University
Stephen Bujno, PhD Candidate, Global Center for Advanced Studies
Stephen Kershnar, Distinguished Teaching Professor, State University of New York at Fredonia
Stephen Pierson, Professor of English, Onondaga Community College, Syracuse New York
Steven Ambler, Professor, Economics, Université du Québec à Montréal
Steven Bauer, Emeritus Professor, Department of English, Miami University
Steven Masssey, Professor of Bioinformatics, University of Puerto Rico

Steven Pinker, Johnstone Family Professor of Psychology, Harvard University
Stuart Page, Pro Vice Chancellor, York St John University
Stuart Reges, Principal Lecturer, University of Washington
Sumantra Maitra, Doctoral Researcher, University of Nottingham

Susan Brown, Senior Research Associate, Department of Linguistics, Computer Science Department, University of Colorado
Tammy Castleforte, Rare Disease Clinical Science Specialist
Tak Wing Chan, Professor of Quantitative Social Science, University College London
Terry Newman, MA Sociology, Concordia University, Montreal
Teun Voeten, PhD
Theo Dounas, Senior Lecturer, Robert Gordon University
Thomas Bouchard, Emeritus Professor of Psychology, University of Minnesota

Thomas Cushman, Deffenbaugh de Hoyos Carlson Professor in the Social Sciences
Wellesley College
Thomas Hollett, Professor of English Language, Centro de Lenguas, University of Almería

Thomas Joseph Lynch, Adjunct Professor Business Law, Northwest Mississippi Community College
Thomas Koenig, PhD
Thomas Marmefelt, Associate Professor of Economics, University of Södertörn
Thomas Raleigh, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, United Arab Emirates University (UAEU)

Tim Olds, Professor of Behavioural Epidemiology, University of South Australia
Timothy Bates, Professor of Individual Differences in Psychology, University of Edinburgh
Trevor Williams, Professor Emeritus, University of Victoria, BC, Canada
Tobias Otterbring, Associate Professor, Aarhus University

Todd K. Shackelford, Distinguished Professor of Psychology, Oakland University
Torben Spaak, Professor of Jurisprudence & Vice-Dean for Education, Stockholm University
Torsten Akesson, Professor of Particle Physics, Lund University
Trevor Stammers, Director, Centre for Bioethics and Emerging Technologies, St Mary’s University
Tripurdaman Singh, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Indian Council of Historical Research
Tudor Ciobanu, PhD Candidate in Physics, Stony Brook University

Ulla Westin, Associate Professor, Medical Science
Vasilije Perovic, PhD Student, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich
Velimir Dedic, Professor of Information Systems, Zemun, Serbia 

Victor Davis Hanson, Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow in Classics and Military History
The Hoover Institution, Stanford University
Vincent Debierre, MPIK Heidelberg
W. Douglas McMillin, Professor Emeritus
Walther Traberg-Christensen, PhD Candidate

William Grim, Vice-President, Humanities Education & Research Association
William Vandenberghe, Assistant professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Texas

Wojciech Pisula, Prof of psychology, Institute of Psychology, Polish Academy of Sciences
Yi-Zen Chu, Associate Professor, Department of Physics, National Central University, Taiwan
Yule Heibel, PhD
Zdenek Vajdak, DPhil


Claire Lehmann

Claire Lehmann is the founding editor of Quillette.