Bioethics: An attack on academic freedom?

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Some bioethicists are complaining about an attack on academic freedom. Udo Schüklenk, of Queen’s University, in Ontario, who is also the editor of Bioethics, a distinguished international journal, complained bitterly that “bioethics journals are under increasing and sustained fire from political activists” of all stripes, from “the left, feminists, disability activists [to] religious conservatives”.

He singles out two gadflies: The first is Wesley J. Smith, the editor of the Human Exceptionalism blog on the website of the US magazine National Review Online. The other is the editor of BioEdge, whose “outputs are routinely picked up by search engines such as Google’s news service, thereby arguably providing the site with a larger real-world impact than most bioethics journals could dream of”.

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