I’ve just been watching a remarkable video of a recent speech by Richard Dawkins, on the theme that atheists can “take courage” from the example of Charles Darwin.
The “fake news” about evolution is no joke. Through the media, in schools and colleges, it shapes our culture and erodes the noblest ideas of humankind’s place in the cosmos.
Surely the “iconic” status of Darwin’s book could never have been predicted by either the author or his publisher.
We can add Andrew Berry to the list of those quick to praise Alfred Wallace on certain matters but equally quick to condemn him on others.
Free speech doesn’t mean much if there is no platform where dissenting ideas can actually be heard.