(Trump is) claiming he's speaking for all the people, but there's not majority support...Ironically, Trump could cause more immigration from Mexico than we saw under (George W.) Bush or (Barack) Obama.

Karthick Ramakrishnan, professor of political science, on President Trump's proposed end to U.S. participation in NAFTA, which could drive more people north in search of work

THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

We felt if we bred mice where we could get at the underlying genetics, we could learn something about that kind of thing. We’ve identified a few genes that have evolved in frequencies over the generations, some related to muscle, some related to the brain.

Theodore Garland Jr., professor of biology, on the effects of Red Bull on several generations of mice

THE PRESS ENTERPRISE

In weak democracies, we’ve seen this cycle repeated over and over again. Aspiring politicians advocating false or mistaken views are called out by academics and the media. To fight against (this cycle,) we must allow journalists, educators and researchers to speak freely. Political leaders and their supporters must not rush to the conclusion that experts who disagree with them — even systematically — are their enemies.

Eric Schwitzgabel, professor of philosophy, in his op-ed 'What Happens to Democracy When the Experts Can’t Be Both Factual and Balanced?'

THE LOS ANGELES TIMES

 

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