Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Darwin Day 2014: Jerry Coyne Receives Censor of the Year Award

Image courtesy of Discovery Institute.

Joel Kontinen

In recent years, Darwinism has practically become a synonym for censorship. To highlight this disturbing trend, Discovery Institute has decided to nominate the person who had done more than the other Darwinians to censor free speech:

According to DI blog Evolution News & Views,

Discovery Institute's ‘Censor of the Year’ award recognizes success in choking off free speech on evolution and intelligent design. To be given on Darwin Day, February 12, the prize this year will go to University of Chicago biologist Jerry Coyne, author of the popular blog Why Evolution Is True.

In 2013, Coyne was instrumental in pushing Ball State University in Indiana to formally ban teaching about the scientific theory of intelligent design (ID). The move represents a milestone in the drive to punish critics of Darwinian theory.

Working with the extremist Freedom From Religion Foundation, Coyne focused his attention on gagging untenured Ball State physicist Eric Hedin, who had taught an interdisciplinary course that included a bibliography with books favoring and criticizing ID

The need for this award speaks volumes of the inherent weaknesses of evolution that Darwinians are very reluctant to disclose. Thus, they are doing their utmost to prevent any criticism of their theory.


For Darwin Day 2014, Discovery Institute Will Name University of Chicago Biologist Jerry Coyne as "Censor of the Year". Evolution News & Views. (10 February 2014)