Nature listens to the National Center for Science Education, promoting fears of “flat-Earthers.”
Let’s encourage dissent and embrace an authentically liberal approach to scientific inquiry.
This is a familiar type of story to anyone who follows the news about academic freedom, especially on the subject of evolution.
Today the term Lysenkoism applies to any use of government power to enforce scientific orthodoxy.
University of Chicago evolutionist Jerry Coyne suffers from cognitive dissonance.