Free speech doesn’t mean much if there is no platform where dissenting ideas can actually be heard.
If anyone is worrying, it is Coyne and his fellow Darwinists, alarmed at the defection of a stellar intellect like Gelernter.
As others have said before me, one of the first things you notice about ID critics is the low level of most of their critiques.
He credits reading Meyer’s book as the primary cause of his rejecting neo-Darwinian evolution, a “brilliant and beautiful scientific theory” now overtaken by science.
To me, this kind of back and forth is more amenable to serious discussion and reflection than quick volleys on a discussion board.