The proponents of intelligent design (ID) and creationism often claim that there is a scientific establishment, a “Darwinist” orthodoxy, which prevents the development of science supporting their ID claims. In the US they are currently promoting “academic freedom” legislation – a sort of “when are you going to stop beating your wife” argument. Because, of course, there is no evidence that real science is being suppressed. Quite the opposite.
But lets put the shoe on the other foot. What about the freedom of religious people to question prevailing creationist ideas? How easy is it for a Christian to voice their acceptance of evolutionary science within a community which generally opposes these ideas?