It is all about the costs of getting on the wrong side of the power structure. To say that this “chills” debate about scientific issues is an understatement.
In Wesley J. Smith’s phrase, in the present cultural moment, we have witnessed “the French Revolution attacking the American Revolution.”
This is another illustration of what Michael Egnor and others have said: intelligent design was the “canary in the coal mine” when it comes to cancel culture.
The censors depend on active personal destruction not to silence us, but to get us (out of fear) to lie and thus silence ourselves.
Advocates of intelligent design have experienced the lengths to which upholders of the “predetermined narrative” will go to punish dissent.