" Dissenters from neo-Darwinian orthodoxy — such as many of the readers of Evolution News — often face the problem that their mainstream evolutionary interlocutors simply refuse to inter-locute: literally, to “speak with” them. Social exclusion via refusal to engage is probably the most powerful and effective means of controlling the debate about origins within science. If I never talk with you, I don’t have to think about the issues you raise. And if I don’t have to think about those issues, they might as well not exist."
@pnelson, surely you jest. I suspect that among the readers of EV are many “mainstream evolutionary interlocutors”, who also happen to be active PS participants. Heck, it is quite possible that the overwhelming majority of “mainstream evolutionary interlocutors” who read EN are also PS participants.
So, do the ID vanguard seek out interactions on PS with these supposedly-shy interlocuters? Just who is actually refusing to inter-locute? I would maintain that it is the pro-ID crew at the Discovery Institute who are refusing to engage. To insinuate that the scientific community doesn’t want to “speak with” them will strike PS participants as patently absurd. Heck, our wonderful host has taken it upon himself to build a forum and community that is excellently suited to “inter-locution”.
@pnelson, my response to your piece at EN - put your (collective) money where your mouth is. You’ve got a captive audience. Use it (us?). Gather your colleagues and join us on PS.