The twitter ban on Keith Law has been lifted, and ESPN’s reputation sinks lower into the gutter. He was told to stay off Twitter after arguing with Curt Schilling about evolution (really, Schilling is an obnoxious idiot on the subject), and now ESPN says this:
Keith’s Twitter suspension had absolutely nothing to do with his opinions on the subject.
All I can say is,
But Law is back now, and his first twitter comment is perfect:
Eppur si muove.
— keithlaw (@keithlaw) November 24, 2014
Eppur si muove.
And here’s a good summary of the state of the nation.
Law may have been given a rather light sentence compared to the victims of the Catholic inquisition, but his experience still illustrates that science and rational thought are not always welcome in our society. After all, Schilling, for all of his blustering about the falsehood of evolution, was not punished at all. It was only Law that faced any consequences — his only crime telling his colleague that there is, indeed, a great deal of scientific support for evolution.
There is a vein of anti-intellectualism that runs throughout our society, and it insulates itself from criticism by punishing those who dare mention facts, figures, science, or data. Christians, especially this time of year, like to say that they are being discriminated against for their beliefs, but in reality the opposite is usually true.
I also notice that Schilling has been babbling about evolution less. He probably wasn’t told to knock it off, but there’s hope that maybe he felt a little embarrassed by having the press suddenly focus on his deeply stupid ignorance.