Jerry Coyne, who punched down, canceled Eric Hedin, and never apologized, deplores what he calls the “denial-of-free-speech movement.”
The practice has a sordid history. There’s always a rationale — for example, in labeling Israeli businesses, or those doing business with Israel, to be avoided.
Robert Crowther and author Eric Hedin begin by revisiting the atheist attack on Hedin and his Ball State University course, “The Boundaries of Science.”
Cancel culture had no name in 2013. It has since become one of the major worries in contemporary life.
Atheists targeted the Ball State University scientist after they learned his honors course dared to expose students to evidence of design in the universe.