How academic freedom strengthens the bonds of accumulated knowledge
There are many things in common among people living anywhere in the world, such as friendship, love for mates, cooperation and so forth, that form the roots of a well-functioning society. One such feature is the accumulation of knowledge and transmitting it across to others, which is, perhaps, one of the reasons why human social structures are so highly evolved compared to those rare few ones in the rest of the animal kingdom.
Effective learning and teaching make the foundation of a good society, and such acquisition and transmission of knowledge can happen only if there is a freedom of expression in the educational institutions.
Nicholas A. Christakis, physician, sociologist, and director of the Human Nature Lab at Yale University, gives his own take on this unique feature that drives the evolutionary origins of the human society, and how academic freedom facilitates its enhancement.
Watch the following video to learn what Nicholas Christakis says about this:
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