Whether the subject is evolution or climate change, the purpose of accusing someone of “science-denial” is to keep that person in line.
A much better approach would be no religion in biology class, and more science.
Materialists claim that neuroscience has demonstrated that free will is an illusion.
A primary reason why many biologists never question the standard evolutionary model is their very limited training in mathematics.
Dawes and Smith say they’re simply describing (as a “matter of fact”) the history of science.