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Darwinian PZ Myers blows off attack on Bret Weinstein

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At Evergreen College:

Yet you are unable to show any evidence that professors are punished for “violating academic left orthodoxies”. Sorry, I’m not afraid of your imaginary boogeyman that you use to stir up feelings of victimhood in your fellow asshats.— PZ Myers (@pzmyers) April 9, 2019

Curiously, I (O’Leary for News) know of no non-Darwinist who blew off the attack and its significance. It takes a completely entrenched and socially unhealthy privilege to not see what happened to Bret Weinstein.

From the comment stream:

Jesus dude. Have you heard of @BretWeinstein and @HeatherEHeying? They were literally hunted by baseball bat wielding students, denied campus police protection by the admin, and had to quit their jobs because they dared to say kicking white people off campus was “problematic.”— Dave Stephens (@DaveStephens11) April 9, 2019

Later, Myers seemed to double down but for some reason, I am unable to embed the tweet.

Yes, I’m familiar with their story, but not just the Fox News version. I see two people who demonize the students at their former university, who are now cuddling up with the right wing & making palsies with people like Tucker Carlson.— PZ Myers (@pzmyers) April 9, 2019

We are told that Weinstein’s brother Eric flagged attention to this episode: “The biologist @pzmyers in a thread with my brother & fellow biologist @BretWeinstein . @pzmyers is making the case that nothing bad happens to professors who violate leftist orthodoxy. This is brutal leftist reality denial on a scale unfathomable to me.”

Maybe Myers’s callous attitude is unfathomable to Bret’s brother Eric. But it is the reality progressives seek to impose on everyone, every day. The progressive war is, increasingly, with facts, with nature itself. They can’t win but we can certainly lose.

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Even Darwinian evolutionary biologist Jerry Coyne sort of “gets it”:

See also: Jerry Coyne: Just sign Chicago “Statement On Principles Of Free Expression”

and

Jerry Coyne discovers the lack of intellectual freedom on campus

Also: Which side will atheists choose in the war on science? They need to re-evaluate their alliance with progressivism, which is doing science no favours.

2 Replies to “Darwinian PZ Myers blows off attack on Bret Weinstein

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    Heartlander says:

    Please don’t try to tell me that you object to the tone of our complaints. Our only problem is that we aren’t martial enough, or vigorous enough, or loud enough, or angry enough. The only appropriate responses should involve some form of righteous fury, much butt-kicking, and the public firing and humiliation of some teachers, many schoolboard members, and vast numbers of sleazy far-right politicians.– PZ Myers

    I say, screw the polite words and careful rhetoric. It’s time for scientists to break out the steel-toed boots and brass knuckles, and get out there and hammer on the lunatics and idiots. If you don’t care enough for the truth to fight for it, then get out of the way. – PZ Myers

    I do wish we could arrest all those parents who use homeschooling as an excuse to keep their children ignorant. – PZ Myers

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    Thanks, Heartlander. PZ Myers is a dangerous man indeed. God help us all if he or his ilk ever grasp the levers of power.

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