“I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.” – Thomas Jefferson
All ideas should be open for discussion in a free market place of ideas. This is the best path forward for mankind.
It is almost startling to me that I have lived to see a time when intolerance of ideas is a normative value in the United States of America. It is so contrary to the very nature of our country’s ideals that it is repulsive to my conscience.
When you have intelligent people putting forth that anything is a settled matter not open for discussion you do not have science being practiced but dogma. Science is a field of free and open inquiry. The dogmatic pronouncements on so many issues evidences only the intolerance of this age’s alleged descendants of those who fought so hard for tolerance of their own voices. In short it is a disgrace and as Thomas Jefferson suggests should be fought against at every turn.