The intelligent design community is well aware of the problem. One section in the paper that categorizes types of persecution sounds alarmingly familiar.
Instead of a reasonable and fair scientific debate, McMenamin’s hypothesis has been ridiculed by other scientists and science journalists.
When one person stands up to lies or oppression, others can become emboldened to do the same.
Traditional popular media, science media, and science journalists have all helped create a situation where we can’t afford to Trust the Science!
“Those 49 words — suggesting that students consult a library book if they wanted to learn more about a scientific idea — were too much for the thought police.”