Trust must be earned, not imposed. Information gatekeepers can be wrong. The danger of censorship in the name of “science” is growing.
The censorship he had to address was not a conspiracy or even a campaign; it was spontaneous.
Klavan smells a rat when famous scientists like Richard Dawkins use displaced authority to make proclamations about science’s relationship with religion.
Yet a lot of people out there still think Wikipedia is meaningfully “vetted” and if you find an inaccuracy, you can “Update it then. That’s the entire point.”
“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.”