The conversation is already well underway, with much more stimulation to come.
A very common way to try to discredit an argument is to exaggerate it, ignore distinctions an author makes, and/or change carefully qualified claims into bizarre absolutes.
“He is saying that critics of Darwin should allow themselves to be abused — by non-scientists like Kevin Williamson — and just take it.”
I recently had a lively conversation with a former colleague at the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research in Cologne.
Well, not exactly, but what he says here comes awfully close to hitting just that mark.