The traditional “Out of Africa” theory is being abandoned as weakly supported by evidence, in favor of a welter of other hypotheses.
He offers as an illustration the widespread skepticism in the physics community toward the possibility of anyone ever building a perpetual motion machine.
Global-warming public intellectuals have warned the media that if they allow skeptics to have a voice in stories, they will boycott giving comment.
A few aspects of this catch my attention as pertinent to our concerns here.
Equipping people to be “their own science referees” is a large part of the mission of the intelligent design movement.