If we go with the Scopes analogy, then that would mean that Steyn is the William Jennings Bryan, the bible-spouting fuddy-duddy who balks at the encroachments of modernity, and who history has come to see as the villain of the piece. (See, for instance, the somewhat fictionalized dramatization of the Scopes trial, the play--later the movie--Inherit the Wind.) If, however, Steyn is the Galileo of the piece, an individual who balks at the "settled science" (and it is obvious to me that he is), then it is equally obvious that it his opponent who is adamantine and inflexible and who is standing in the way of free inquiry.
So to sum it up, I say we lose the monkey and embrace the Italian. And when Steyn wins, the pizza's on me!
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