Here are several pieces by our own estimable Jeff Lidz that fight the good fight against the forces of darkness and ignorance. We need much more of this. We need to get stuff into popular venues defending the work that we have done.
The most important is this piece in Scientific American rebutting the profoundly ignorant and pernicious piece by Ibbotson and Tomasello (I&T). (see here and here and here for longer discussion). Jeff does an excellent job of pointing out the issues and debunking the “arguments” that I&T advance. It is amazing, IMO, that T’s views on these issues still garner any attention. They no doubt arise from the fact that he has done good work on non-linguistic topics. However, his criticisms of GG are both of long-standing and very low quality and have been so for as long as they have been standing. So, it is good to see the Sci Am has finally opened up its pages to those willing to call junk junk. Read it and pass it around widely in your intellectual community.
Here are two other pieces (here and here). The latter is a response to this. This all appears in PNAS. The articles are co-atuhored with Chung-hye Han and Julien Musolino. The discussion is an accessible entry into the big issues GG broaches for the scientifically literate non GGer. As such, excellent for publicity purposes.
So, read and disseminate widely. It is important to call out the idiocy out there. It is even fun.