What happened to Freedom of Dialogue? Prof Noakes Banned on Twitter!
Long recognized and venerated as a pioneer thinker, critical challenger and advocate of scientific freedom, Prof Noakes has been banned from Twitter with no warning! We find it unacceptable that Noakes would be taken off this platform and his critical voice restricted in this way.
Prof Noakes and The Noakes Foundation believes that everyone has a fundamental right to free speech, however, with that comes the responsibility of sharing relevant and truthful information. Prof Noakes, being one of the world’s top A1 rated scientists, has dedicated much of his life to sharing factual information which has been researched and recognized by a number of peers.
The Noakes Foundation and Prof. Noakes’ vision has been rooted in the promotion of pioneering academic freedom and discussion to support change and critical thinking. We believe that academic scholars should be able to voice differing opinions, challenge convention and be encouraged to push the limits of known science without the risk of official interference or have a tarnishing impact on their academic careers.
Whilst not always easy, it is necessary and important to offer a platform to those with opposing views and vanguards like Noakes, to debate, challenge and stoke the proverbial fire of critical thinking and novel discoveries in emerging science. This is how we progress as a society and scientific community over time.
If you would like to help Prof Noakes in his quest to reclaim his Twitter account, please join us in signing the petition here.