Many from the Discovery Institute have argued against censorship in any form. Yet, when someone criticizes Discovery Institute fellow, Casey Luskin, they fully engage in censorship. Recently, Luskin appeared on Fox News to discuss the recent battle of how evolution should be taught in Texas schools. DonExodus posted a point-by-point video rebuttal to Luskin:
The Discovery Institute responds by sending a copyright claim and demanding the video be taken down. Below is DonExodus describing the situation in his own words:
This example of censorship is shocking in light of what they have written on the subject. Take for example the whole idea of academic freedom. The supposed impetus for needing academic freedom is that some scientists were being censored due to their beliefs. In regard to academic freedom day celebrations:
we want students everywhere to speak out against censorship and stand up for free speech by defending the right to debate the evidence for and against evolution
Then there is this blog post that says Censorship is Wrong.
I do realize that their are a variety of opinions at the Discovery Institute, and that not everyone there agreed that this action was appropriate. However, enough people did agree for this action to move forward illustrating, yet again, that the DI is not interested in a full and eqqual intellectual debbate/