Academic Freedom and Aids Denialism

There is an interesting development in the area of Aids Denialism (and by extention climate change denialism and the rest of it) in Italy:

The University of Florence has launched an inquiry into the teaching activities of an academic who assisted on a course that denies the causal link between HIV and AIDS, and supervised students with dissertations on the same topic.

The Italian university’s internal ‘special commission’ will examine the “teaching behaviour and responsibility” of molecular biologist Marco Ruggiero, a university spokesman told Nature.

Details and more here.

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