Every time I go over to Quillette, I not only like the article linked to, but i find a few more things in the sidebar worth reading. These are longer pieces, written for an informed but nonspecialist audience. Many of them express idea I have some familiarity with, but more precisely and more thoroughly. Therefore I have added them to my sidebar.
Today's offering is about evolutionary biology being censored and simple science being rejected and misrepresented. Here's a pro tip: when someone is quoting outdated Stephen Jay Gould and Richard Lewontin material, for which the refutations are longstanding and abundant, be very suspicious. If they go on to mention Nazis or the KKK, you can be certain they are trying to argue from emotion rather than fact. In some cases it is a technique. The writer or speaker is intentionally throwing in a few phrases or intelligent-sounding references, then quickly switching to the emotional insults before the audience has time to process or critique what has been said. If you aren't waiting for particular slips or misdirections, you might miss them as they go by. But usually, it is not a manipulation, but merely a reflection of how the speaker actually thinks. A few quotes that have a veneer of science just to still the academic conscience - then a quick darting move to the more comforting territory of what is supposed to be true.
These days you have to read very carefully on the topic of evolutionary biology, doubling back, looking for missing information (one frequent miss is to quote world data on the Flynn Effect but not look at the topping out in the US and other developed countries), paying attention to whether the subject has been quietly changed, or whether false equivalences are being drawn. It's a bit tiring.
And then ask yourself: What is it that is not allowed to be true?