Intellectually Sterile Universities are Causing Idea Allergies

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Published in The Daily Banter, 9th March 2016:

‘Intellectually Sterile Universities are Causing Idea Allergies’

Excerpt:

“Have you heard of the Hygiene Hypothesis? It describes how our obsession with cleanliness and sterile homes may be causing the steep increase in allergies we’ve seen in recent decades… I see a parallel between the Hygiene Hypothesis and what is currently occurring on university campuses. Students are developing allergies to ideas. This could be called the ‘Safe Space Hypothesis’: A lack of early university exposure to challenging ideas and hurt feelings is causing idea allergies by suppressing the natural development of critical reasoning skills.

– Steve Stankevicius

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