Academia

The Liar’s Club: Looking Back on Princeton

The Liar’s Club: Looking Back on Princeton

In 2017, I got the welcome news that I’d been admitted to Princeton University. At the time, I was ecstatic. And I remain humbly grateful for the education I received there. But now that I’ve graduated, I’m not sure the prize was worth the price I paid

Scott Newman
Scott Newman
8 min read
Academia
An Astronomer Cancels His Own Research—Because the Results Weren’t Popular

An Astronomer Cancels His Own Research—Because the Results Weren’t Popular

Astronomy seems to be in trouble, as it is increasingly populated by researchers who seem more concerned with terrestrial politics than celestial objects, and who at times view the search for truths about nature as threatening. This became obvious in recent years, once the proposed Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) project

Lawrence M. Krauss
Lawrence M. Krauss
10 min read
Academia
Podcast #165: Peter Boghossian on Why He Quit Portland State University

Podcast #165: Peter Boghossian on Why He Quit Portland State University

“Grievance Studies” hoaxster and philosophy professor Peter Boghossian tells Quillette podcast host Jonathan Kay why he could no longer continue waging his struggle for intellectual pluralism without first shaking off the ideological constraints of campus life.

Quillette
Quillette
1 min read
Podcast
PODCAST 103: Evolutionary Biologist (and new Quillette Managing Editor) Colin Wright on the State of Academic Science, Gender, and His Latest Career M

PODCAST 103: Evolutionary Biologist (and new Quillette Managing Editor) Colin Wright on the State of Academic Science, Gender, and His Latest Career M

Quillette Managing Editor Colin Wright explains why scientists no longer always feel free to speak up in the face of pseudoscience, and why he gave up his hunt for a job as a professor in the field of evolutionary biology for a career in journalism. Colin recently wrote about being

Quillette
Quillette
1 min read
Academia