The Galileo Society is dedicated to freedom of inquiry and its publication, notably in science and religion, but also in other areas.
The Society was formed in response to censorship of academic research and publication by Institutional Review Boards. These censorship boards impose prior licensing of research. They thereby unconstitutionally stifle much valuable inquiry and publication, at high cost to scientific knowledge and human life.
The Society, however, has never confined itself to opposing Institutional Review Boards. It rejects all censorship, especially the suppression of serious inquiry.
Censors tend to retaliate against those who oppose their destructive activities. Institutional Review Boards, for example, often label their academic critics "uncooperative" and on this basis impede their research and publication in academic journals. Membership in the Galileo Society is therefore not public.