What happened to David Coppedge illustrates how the scientific “consensus” on intelligent design is enforced.
There often seems to be a subtext to her remarks, as if she were telling her audience: “Go forth and persecute.”
Robert Crowther explores why some scientists are willing to risk their research and careers to voice their skepticism of evolutionary theory.
What do you give a great scientist for his birthday when he’s already got everything?
Here come more threats to academic freedom, not unlike those seen by intelligent design proponents and Darwin skeptics. Over the years we’ve covered many, many cases like this where someone who expresses doubt about Darwinian evolution is harassed, fired, denied tenure, and so on. “The significance of this is a threat to academic freedom and it’s also a threat to academic science,” Siegel said. “If scientists have to produce work that meets a certain view to keep their jobs, researchers are going to stop publishing negative findings for fear of being fired.” No, they will simply stop researching period in the subject areas that get them in trouble. The average scientist can find lots of fruitful areas of research that Read More ›