We believe academic freedom is an integral quality of institutions of higher education. Scholars should be able to pursue their research and express their ideas freely. We agree with the mission of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) which aims: to advance academic freedom and shared governance, to define fundamental professional values and standards for higher education, … Continue reading Has Prof. Steve Best breached ethical standards of academic conduct?
We get plenty of emails from people supporting the use of animals in research. We sometimes get an email from those against. Yesterday we got an email from Prof. Steve Best. Indeed, in the last few days it appears that a number of scientists have also been receiving emails and voicemails from him. Among his … Continue reading Threats and Hypocrisy, A Steve Best Story
“Every motherfucker who hurts animals is gonna feel the fear!” The words come courtesy of Dr. Steven Best, from the Philosophy Department at the University of Texas, El Paso, in the YouTube video below. Among the “motherfuckers” one will find a medical scientist searching for cures to terrible diseases such as Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s, a … Continue reading Prof. Steven Best gets a taste of his own medicine… and doesn’t like it
This is the question that animal rights activist Camille Marino must be pondering as she heads back to Florida with an order by Wayne Circuit Court Judge Susan L. Hubbard to remove threatening statements from her web site against a Wayne State Professor, for which she will face trial on May 2nd. Marino's lawyer, John … Continue reading Follow the Law or Your Extremist Convictions?
Regular readers of this blog will be familiar with the activities of Dr. Steve Best, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Texas at El Paso and long time supporter of animal rights extremism. Indeed, only last month we discussed his support for campaigns of harassment and intimidation against students and scientists, prompted by a recent … Continue reading Best of Friends: University of Texas Professor helps to fund Extremism
Those who believe themselves to be morally righteous have a virtue -- they are usually candid in their public statements. With an absolute conviction in their world views, it is not surprising they also have a rather loose tongue. The hate and violence that lives within animal rights extremists is always near the surface. This … Continue reading Putting Animal Rights Extremists on the Hate Map