From otherwise very impassioned and articulate commentators, the silence on this subject is remarkable. Truly, it’s a scandal.
In resisting bullies and censors, free speech advocates have done important work. They need, however, to add science to their range of concerns.
If standard Darwinian theory is really as ironclad as we are commanded to assume, then the exercise should reinforce belief in evolution.
William Butler Yeats noted, “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.”
The highest calling for a great museum like Dixon’s is not to be a refuge. It is to be a portal — a portal for scientific discovery.