Jeffrey Shallit

A Quote by Jeffrey Shallit on attitude, belief, criticism, environment, freedom, kindness, sacred, and truth

[He] seems to want it both ways: the freedom to hold and express beliefs, and immunity from criticism for those beliefs. This is the kind of attitude that leads inexorably to totalitarianism. It is to be decried, particularly in a university environment where the search for truth necessitates that no belief be treated as sacred or above scrutiny.

Jeffrey Shallit

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A Quote by Jeffrey Shallit on belief, ideas, merit, nature, respect, and society

What [he] is apparently objecting to is that not everyone takes his beliefs seriously. Indeed, some don't seem to respect his beliefs at all, and actually poke fun at them. Well, I have news for [him]: that's the nature of a free society. Opinions don't necessarily merit respect; they must earn respect in the marketplace of ideas.

Jeffrey Shallit

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