The censors came for us first, and no one protested. Now they’re coming for you. Indeed, they are coming for Charles Darwin himself.
In Wesley J. Smith’s phrase, in the present cultural moment, we have witnessed “the French Revolution attacking the American Revolution.”
As Yale’s David Gelernter has said of Darwinism, to challenge it is to “take your life in your hands.”
We are nearing a half-century since Eigen wrote about this paradox, and it “still challenges theoretical biologists.”
Career anxiety is exactly how heterodox thought is policed and stamped out in the academic world.