“Are scientists a cohort without a sociology — uniquely homogenous and unanimous, without factions or interests and impervious to peer pressures or the agendas of funding agencies?”
The question of what parts in any complex system are essential for its key functions, or indeed its very existence, is one of the most interesting puzzles in engineering and biology.
Is this the end of ID, as some commentators have suggested? Can the genetic code be constructed by virtue of undirected stereochemistry?
“The going penalty for viewpoint discrimination against ID is about $100,000, though successfully defending freedom of ID expression is priceless.”
Free speech to most of the establishment means free speech for unpopular liberal causes.