John Staddon

John Staddon is James B. Duke Professor of Psychology and Professor of Biology, Emeritus, at Duke University. His most recent book is Scientific Method: How science works, fails to work or pretends to work. (2017) Routledge. This article has been republished with permission from the James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal.

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Duke Prof: Diversity and Inclusion Offices ‘Should Not Exist’ at Universities

“‘Diversity and inclusion’ is the moral benchmark of our time…Every corporation, college, and government agency, along with a growing number of bowling leagues and bait-and-tackle shops, has an Office of Diversity and Inclusion.” So says William...

Duke Divinity State of the School Address Interrupted by Rapping LGBTQ Students Who Issue 15 Demands: 'I am Somebody, and I Won’t Be Stopped by Nobody'

The chickens have come home to roost at Duke’s Divinity School. Protesting students claim the school is insufficiently diverse. More needs to be done, they say, to combat racism, transphobia, homophobia, and associated evils. All this despite a...

Was Darwin Wrong?

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