The practice has a sordid history. There’s always a rationale — for example, in labeling Israeli businesses, or those doing business with Israel, to be avoided.
Atheists targeted the Ball State University scientist after they learned his honors course dared to expose students to evidence of design in the universe.
If you like the idea of living in China, then the government using the Internet to tell everyone what to believe should sound like just the ticket.
Over the past few years, I’ve seen ID critics advance some wild and amusing conspiracy theories about the reasons for my departure and absence.
Needless to say, this proposal is not grounded in science, which is supposed to prize open debate and scrutiny, not censorship.