For many intellectuals, a scientifically informed worldview was a materialistic worldview. It is not hard to see why they held this opinion.
German theoretical physicist Sabine Hossenfelder takes even human choices to be merely an illusory experience.
Why should Sabine Hossenfelder think for a moment that anything that occurs to her has any correspondence to truth?
The censors depend on active personal destruction not to silence us, but to get us (out of fear) to lie and thus silence ourselves.
University of Chicago evolutionist Jerry Coyne suffers from cognitive dissonance.