The point of Dr. Keas’s book is historical but also very timely: Scientists who challenge materialism today face discrimination as heretics that squelches their research and teaching.
He built up to his final act of treason against politically correct expectations with his last book, The Kingdom of Speech, a repudiation of Darwinism.
In resisting bullies and censors, free speech advocates have done important work. They need, however, to add science to their range of concerns.
What Denyse O’Leary calls “well-intentioned nonsense” will protect no one that needs protecting.
Global-warming public intellectuals have warned the media that if they allow skeptics to have a voice in stories, they will boycott giving comment.