As so often, Darwinian evolutionary biologist Jerry Coyne (himself a Canceler) has the story. He’s perturbed that that famous Scottish anti-miracles philosopher David Hume (1711–1776) is being Cancelled. It appears that the wrong people are being Cancelled:
Just two notes, as you can read her piece for yourself—it’s free. [Allison] Pearson addresses the opprobrium descending on the University of Edinburgh when it renamed Hume Tower: “Dozens of donors have cancelled financial gifts to the University of Edinburgh since it renamed the David Hume Tower over the philosopher’s comments on race more than 250 years ago. The presiding genius of the Scottish Enlightenment, Hume held views which now look either radical and laudably ahead of their time or discordantly ugly. An opponent of slavery, he helped his patron Lord Hertford buy a slave plantation. Guess what, human beings were as complicated and flawed back then as they are now. Edinburgh said it had to act to protect student “sensitivities”. Many alumni disagree. “Hume was cancelled in life by the Scottish universities for failing to fall in line with the religious tenets of his day,” wrote one, “so I admire him in death for having the same effect on the grandees of this new [woke] religion.” “
Renaming Hume Tower is a supreme act of stupidity.
And, as I reported before, both Imperial College and Western Washington University are in the process of cancelling the great biologist and educator Thomas Henry Huxley…Jerry Coyne, “Is Wokeness moving Brits to the right?” at Why Evolution Is True (November 5, 2021)
Jerry, what goes around, comes around. You did to Eric Hedin what the Woke are doing to your faves. They’ll Cancel them all. Then they won’t have to do any homework.
We didn’t tell them to. You did. We could all help stop it now but then you have to stop too.
See also: It begins at last… T. H. Huxley, Darwin’s bulldog, about to be Cancelled – other early Darwinists to get the chop soon, we hear. W. D. Hamilton, Ronald Fisher, and J. B. S. Haldane are also threatened. We never thought it would happen but it is happening… so fast.