Against Yale polymath David Gelernter, atheist Jerry Coyne had to resort to engaging the actual arguments.
If anyone is worrying, it is Coyne and his fellow Darwinists, alarmed at the defection of a stellar intellect like Gelernter.
Staddon’s piece is topical, well written, and carefully reasoned. Coyne is of course free to disagree with Staddon’s conclusions.
Here is an article, “The New Evolution Deniers,” by evolutionary biologist Colin Wright at Penn State.
Career anxiety is exactly how heterodox thought is policed and stamped out in the academic world.