Academia May Be Detrimental to the Search for Truth

My view is that the day-to-day in academia involves shallow and defined “doing” under implicit ideological constraints instead of deep and undefined “thinking” free from ideological constraints, and thus academia may be detrimental to the search for truth.

I do not regret being outside of academia despite spending the first half of my life there and attaining a doctorate in theoretical physics, since I believe it would actually confine and stifle my thinking. This is unfortunate since academia in free open democratic societies is supposed to…