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Offline TimG

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Tim, You know “researchers” are often tenured professors, right? The entire reason for tenure is the freedom to research what you want without having to worry about your next pay cheque. That’s the whole reason professors “can’t” be fired.
So what? Their professional stature and status among their peers depends on the relative respect conferred on their specialty. More importantly, tenure does not fund labs or graduate students. The ability to get their next grant has to always be a top priority for any tenured professor. When professor Peterson started vocally expressing his views the funding bodies quickly found excuses to cut off his grants because they did not like what he was saying. It did not affect him personally but he lost his students and that has to matter to any tenured professor.

IOW, your idea 'tenured professors' are free of bias because they don't fear the loss of their paycheck is nonsense. Bias can come from many sources and tenured professors are not immune.