Darwinian evolutionary biologist Jerry Coyne will likely never know how much is own attitudes over the years helped build, for him and his, the climate that once spelled trouble only for — for example — researchers who see design in nature.
Michael Shermer is complaining about the Cancel Culture Darwinians like himself helped create
Now that it is attacking the revered Darwinian E. O. Wilson (1929–2021).
At Mind Matters News: MIT takes steps toward meaningful free expression
intellectual freedom statement will only make a difference at MIT if MIT continues to seek achievements that go beyond mere conformity to approved views.
Jerry Coyne tells us: Anticreationist book author Twittermobbed, may be de-Wikipedia’d
Get this: “Nobody cares about the facts; an accusation is sufficient.” Oh, for heaven’s sakes, look on the bright side!: At least we know it’s the authentic Twitter mob and not some second-rate substitute like a starving wolf pack…
At Reasons.org: Science, Faith, and the Problem of Pain
Even pain can be considered evidence of intelligent design.
Bari Weiss addresses the University of Austin about the need for new “Founders” for the United States
Weiss: Free speech also means refusing compelled speech. It means refusing to speak untruths, either about yourself or anyone else, no matter the comfort offered by the mob. So do not genially accept the lies told to you.
New university in Texas, aiming to restore scholarly debate, surviving so far
From a university trying out intellectual freedom: “The disarming power of culture was palpable. Students who had learned to hold their tongues in college classrooms poured forth their souls once the cork of wariness was unstopped. “
When universities no longer think intellectual freedom is important
Classic: After a few of the many students who had attended Azerrad’s talk complained about it, President Taylor and his administration initially censored the publication not only of the video of Azerrad’s presentation but also of the videos of the other eight conference presentations as well, as Howland recounted for City Journal.
Breaking: Twitter accepts Musk’s Share offer buyout plan
Breitbart, as I just saw: After a two-week battle against opposition from the platform’s board members, self-declared free speech absolutist Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX and currently the richest man in the world, has succeeded in his bid to buy Twitter. In a press release, the Twitter board announced that they had Read More…
Hey, more Babylon Bee…
Sure, they are still rotting in Twitter jail but maybe it is mattering less.
New Zealand science society is even more Woke than we thought
What Coyne doesn’t get re the New Zealand injustices to scientists is that atheism does that to people. There is no avenue of appeal and nothing to appeal about. Belief in God creates reason.
Fun from the Babylon Bee in Twitter jail while Elon Musk tries to buy them and others out
Science: Just last month, Issues & Insights reported a poll it conducted with TIPP, the most accurate predictor of the last five presidential elections, regarding people’s feelings about COVID. The survey found 65% of Americans think COVID policy in the United States is “driven by politics,” with only 21% believing it’s “driven by science.”
Wokeness: Darwin wails but it hardly matters now
Some day, the Darwinians will discover freedom of religion. In the meantime, let them find out what no freedom feels like. It will sharpen their instincts.
Will Elon Musk get the Babylon Bee out of Twitter Jail?
The most significant thing to see about all this is that the Bee is doing what late night comics used to do but now dare not. Someone needs to fix that.
From the Babylon Bee (still in Twitter jail)
This stuff is not our usual line of coverage. But in these strange times — when Woke American billionaires tell us all when we may and may not laugh — you might be missing the Bee’s sendup of some of the most asinine upperclassmen in Western world history. So here’s your fix.