The signers of the Dissent list have all risked their careers or reputations in signing. Such is the power of groupthink.
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.
This is nothing short of a spectacular vindication of Stephen Meyer’s perspective in Darwin’s Doubt.
In the first chapter, Behe the Darwin skeptic throws a curve ball. The neo-Darwinian mechanism did create the polar bear from the brown bear, he announces.
Darwin himself could take refuge in an “Evolution of the Gaps” scenario where confirmation of his theory would emerge with time. Modern Darwinists don’t have that luxury.