An otherwise good essay on the human right to freedom of thought falls into a Darwinian trap of illogical causation.
The only way to truth in science is to permit and even encourage challenges to orthodoxy.
Our laws are made through a democratic process. These scientists are upset that democracy doesn’t empower scientists to dictate public policy.
Environmentalism is growing increasingly anti-capitalist and anti-human.
Staddon’s piece is topical, well written, and carefully reasoned. Coyne is of course free to disagree with Staddon’s conclusions.