Leftist thinking dominates social sciences at our universities

Dr. Richard Redding,–lawyer, psychologist and academic–widely published in scientific and legal journals, makes the case that social psychology research in our universities is “skewed” to liberal political views.

His article published by the Pope Center for Higher Education Policy in Raleigh, North Carolina explains why we should care: many college students despair over the narrow-minded views to which they are subjected; psychological research influences our legislative and court officials with one-sided viewpoints. Thus, leftist ideas have inordinate control over government policies and court decisions at federal and State levels.

Citing an article by six authors in the Journal of Social Psychology, Dr. Redding points out that the lack of intellectual thought undermines “good science”–failing our search for truth. The lack of skeptical thinkers with opposing hypothesizes aren’t there to self-correct the process. Thus we can be easily mislead and often subjected to misguided policies such as, racial and gender preferences; on-demand abortion; and gun fallacies.

Discrimination against conservative thinkers is embedded in the academy. Few can exist in that hostile environment.

While reading this article I was struck with the obvious–this missing link at our universities applies as well to other sciences: biological, geologic and climate. This largely explains why these scientists have not been allowed to question manmade climate change theorists, and why those of us expressing skepticism about their politicized theory are labeled “deniers” of the so-called “settled science.”

The link to Redding’s article appears below for those who want to read it:

http://www.popecenter.org/commentaries/article.html?id=3125

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About R. E. Smith Jr.

Mr. Smith writes essays and commentary on politics, American history, environment, higher education and culture. He's been published in print media and at blog sites for about 25 years. Smith's formal education includes B.S. and M.S. degrees from the State University of New York and Syracuse University. He has earned a 21-credit hour Certificate in Professional Writing from the University of North Carolina-Wilmington. Training/work experience: NYS Ranger School; U. S. Army, Corp of Engineers; soil scientist and forester with USDA; Assoc. Professor at SUNY; real estate agent; small business owner.
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