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Censorship is personal
As a philosopher scientist who left academia to secure my intellectual freedom so as to be able to work on grand projects that can’t be done within academia
and to be able to communicate freely without fear of repercussions from my cancel-friendly academic colleagues,
and after now twenty years of building a public presence with hundreds of articles, a YouTube series, many TV appearances, six books, and a big following on social media,
and myself being a long-time defender of and researcher on free expression (see FreeX.group),
I never expected that Twitter, FB, IG, and YouTube would work together — along with many former science journalists — to censor my free expression.
It’s not only appallingly unethical, but it has severely hindered my ability to achieve the goals I set for myself since I was a young child, which was “to answer the questions to the universe.” …and to communicate them to the general populace.
I fight for your free expression — and your freedom — both because I fully appreciate its importance, but also because I personally rely on freedom, without which I cannot thrive.
Even if this wasn’t personal it would be personal because I take these principles to heart.
But… it’s also personal personal!
I’m devoted more than ever to research and communication on free expression.
…and to understanding how freedom itself depends on it.