Here’s her radio interview September 5, with Canada’s government broadcaster, CBC. Ninety-five comments have ensued so far, a number of them reasonably balanced.
One interesting one:
I completely support Virginia Heffernan. She’s brave to go up against so much intolerance and closed-mindedness.
There are limits to logic. I speak as a Ph.D.-level Computer Scientist. Those of you who aren’t familiar with Gödel’s Incompleteness Theorem might want to give it a look.
Science has little to tell us about either the origin of the universe or the nature of consciousness.
See also: Trouble in the “belief enforcement” science world gets noticed even in the New York Times. In 2010, Heffernan had written that “ScienceBlogs has become preoccupied with trivia, name-calling and saber rattling. Maybe that’s why the ScienceBlogs ship started to sink.” So she was already beginning to think critically. Here’s Scienceblogs today.