Obviously, this is a subject that bears directly on the Darwin debate. Evolution skeptics were the canary in this particular coal mine.
The scientific community can be dominated by a dogmatism that subverts rational thought and an honest evaluation of the evidence. Intriguingly, this truth seems to have been recognized by none other than John Scopes later in life.
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