“The heresy of heresies was common sense,” Orwell writes. “The Party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command.”
Dr. Meyer isn’t merely tearing down a competing, nihilistic picture of reality, but instead revealing the positive, meaningful one toward which science increasingly directs our attention.
Today, intelligent design is a thoughtcrime. Using words that help others recognize the meaning that underlies nature may be the severest offense.
I had once assumed that any opposition to Darwin must necessarily be confined to the ranks of such as Biblical fundamentalists.
Subboor Ahmad points out correctly the work self-censorship does now, so that overt censorship doesn’t have to exert itself so much anymore.