From otherwise very impassioned and articulate commentators, the silence on this subject is remarkable. Truly, it’s a scandal.
Philosophical questions like who we are and where we came from are surely worth considering. But nothing in these documents will bring students closer to being able to do so in an informed manner.
In resisting bullies and censors, free speech advocates have done important work. They need, however, to add science to their range of concerns.
Do you self-censor? Would you tell your coworkers what you think about immigration, gender issues, or evolution?
Science reveals a transcendent mind, and mind enables science.