First, here’s the book.
Creationists had nothing to do with her plight. The Woke pounced. And don’t expect their accusations to necessarily make any sense. They wouldn’t have to. One of Coyne’s readers provides links:
”I’d like to bring your attention to what’s been happening over the past couple of days to the paleoartist and behavioral geneticist Emily Willoughby. Emily is the co-author and illustrator of the anti-creationism book that you covered here: https://whyevolutionistrue.com/2018/03/26/a-relatively-new-anti-creationist-book/
The main Twitter thread attacking her is this one: https://twitter.com/Prehistorica_CM/status/1557819532722552835
And Emily posted this thread in response: https://twitter.com/eawilloughby/status/1557890456176005120
What is clear is that mob sentiment is now trying to get her page erased because a few yahoos falsely accused of her engaging in racist work on IQ. Nobody cares about the facts; an accusation is sufficient.”
The people trying to hurt her career are reprehensible; humans lacking a crumb of empathy and wallowing in their own ignorance about the person they’re trying to cancel. And if Wikipedia erases her article, it will be shameful.Jerry Coyne, “The imminent cancellation of Emily Willoughby: a fight to remove her from Wikipedia” at Why Evolution Is True (August 21, 2022)
Willoughby might as well be Gunter Bechly.
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…
The thing is, Darwinians themselves (like Darwinian evolutionary biologist Jerry Coyne) perfected the art of deplatforming when they used it on Darwin skeptics. The Woke adopted it — but the Woke, as it happens, eat their benefactors. So, of course, now the Woke are coming after the Darwinians…
It’s hard to know how to help because none of these people believe in intellectual freedom. So where do we start?
Jerry Coyne is also trying to do something about Scientific American going Woke. It’s likely hard for him to accept that Woke is slowly becoming all that Scientific American has got now. Woke devours institutions the way cancer devours a body, as long as there is anything to sustain it.