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Dr. Guillermo Gonzalez And Academic Persecution
By: Discovery Staff
Discovery Institute
February 8, 2008


Last updated February 8, 2008

About Dr. Gonzalez

Intelligent Design Was the Issue After All
Background to the Guillermo Gonzalez Story
Q & A about the Guillermo Gonzalez Story
Biosketch of Dr. Gonzalez
List of Dr. Gonzalez's Refereed Science Publications
Statement of Dr. Gonzalez on Academic Persecution From 2005
List of Publications
Key facts and timeline

Recent Media Coverage
Brit Hume highlighted the Guillermo Gonzalez tenure battle during the "Grapevine" segment of his nightly news show on the Fox News channel. You can watch the segment online here.
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Older Items
News Articles
Op-eds/Editorials
Letters to the Editor
Click here to visit the website for Dr. Gonzalez's book, "The Privileged Planet"



Most Recent News
Complete List of Evolution News & Views Posts About Gonzalez Academic Freedom Case at Iowa State University

ISU Intelligent-Design Prof Loses Tenure Bid
Clara Hogan
The Daily Iowan
February 8, 2008

Regents Deny Gonzalez's Tenure Appeal
William Dillon
The Ames Tribune
February 7, 2008

Intelligent Design and Tenure: Not in the Stars
Richard Monastersky
The Chronicle of Higher Education News Blog
February 7, 2008

Intelligent Design Advocate Loses Bid to Reverse ISU Tenure Denial
O.Kay Henderson
Radio Iowa News
February 7, 2008

'Intelligent Design' Professor Loses Final Appeal
KCCI Des Moines
February 7, 2008

Intelligent Design Costs Prof His Job: Regents Reject Tenure Request Without Evidence, Testimony
World Net Daily
February 7, 2008

Stellar Astronomer Guillermo Gonzalez Denied Fair Hearing by Iowa State Board of Regents
Discovery Institute
February 7, 2008

ID Tagged: Faculty Member at Iowa State University Denied Tenure for Supporting Intelligent Design
Jocelyn Green
Christianity Today
January 10, 2008

Smoking Gun: Iowa State Denied Tenure to an ID-Supporting Scientist and then Tried to Cover up Why
Mark Bergin
World Magazine
December 7, 2007

Gonzalez Continues Tenure Appeals with New Evidence
Kyle Miller
Iowa State Daily
December 7, 2007

Backers Battle ISU Professor's Tenure Denial
Lisa Rossi
Des Moines Register
November 28, 2007

Astronomer Guillermo Gonzalez Appeals Tenure Denial to Iowa Board of Regents,
John West
Evolution News and Views
July 11, 20007

Tenure Trouble: Iowa State University demonstrates academia's limits to intellectual tolerance
David Klinghoffer
The Weekly Standard
June 8, 2007

Statement by ISU assistant professor of physics and astronomy Guillermo Gonzalez
The Ames Tribune
June 2, 2007

Academic Freedom and Free Scientific Inquiry
David Klinghoffer
Des Moines Register
June 2, 2007

ISU Professor Mistakes Prejudice for Academic Freedom
Robert Crowther
Evolution News & Views
June 2, 2007

University President Denies Appeal in Tenure Case of Intelligent Design Astronomer at Iowa State University
Discovery Institute
June 1, 2007

Statement from Iowa State University President Gregory Geoffroy
ISU News Service
June 1, 2007

Podcast: Controversy over ISU's Denial of Tenure to ID Scientist Continues to Grow
ID the Future
May 23, 2007

Podcast: ISU Faculty Admit ID Played Role in Gonzalez Tenure Denial
ID the Future
May 18, 2007

Iowa State Faculty Admit Intelligent Design Played Role in Scientist’s Tenure Denial
Discovery Institute
May 18, 2007

ISU Prof Appeals Denial of Tenure
Des Moines Register
May 15, 2007

Intelligent Design Advocate Denied Tenure at ISU
Associated Press
May 15, 2007

Intelligent Design Scientist Denied Tenure Despite Exceeding Standard Requirements
Discovery Institute
May 14, 2007


Older News Articles
ISU prof appeals denial of tenure

By Lisa Rossi
Register Ames Bureau
Des Moines Register
May 15, 2007

Intelligent Design Advocate Denied Tenure at ISU
By Nafeesa Syeed
Associated Press
May 15, 2007

Starry Fight
Oh heavens! A brilliant Cuban exile takes top billing in the intelligent design debate
By Mariah Blake
Miami New Times
November 3, 2005

Not chance, but design, ISU professor says
By Lisa Livermore
The Des Moines Register
September 29, 2005

ISU professor argues for intelligent design
By William Dillon, Staff Writer
The Ames Tribune
September 29, 2005.

Board of Regents members remain neutral in theory dispute
By Jared Taylor
Iowa State Daily
September 29, 2005

Intelligent Design debate continued on the road
By Nathan Paulson
Iowa State Daily
September 29, 2005.

UNI faculty compose intelligent design statement
By William Dillon, Staff Writer
The Ames Tribune
September 27, 2005

Petition gains UNI support, denies theory is scientific
By Tom Vance and Teresa Krug
Iowa State Daily
September 27, 2005.

Professors commend opposition to theory
By Fred Love
Iowa State Daily
September 26, 2005

Intelligent design: Students ponder faith and science
By Lisa Livermore
The Des Moines Register
September 14, 2005

Is intelligent design science?
By William Dillon, Staff Writer
The Ames Tribune
September 6, 2005.

Intelligent design decision left to ISU faculty
By: William Dillon
The Ames Tribune
September 3, 2005.

Intelligent Design debate lingers
By Kate Strickler
Iowa State Daily
September 1, 2005

A universal debate
By Reid Forgrave
The Des Moines Register
August 31, 2005

'Intelligent design' faces ISU opposition
By Lisa Livermore
The Des Moines Register.
August 26, 2005.

ISU prof's book stirs film fuss
By Jeffrey Bruner
The Des Moines Register
June 9, 2005

ISU professor shows film at Smithsonian
By William Dillon
The Ames Tribune
June 1, 2005

Iowa State U. professor searches for new equipment, new planets
By Natalie Spray
Iowa State Daily
April 17, 2003


Op-eds/Editorials

Evolving Censorship
By Malcolm A. Kline
The Conservative Voice
September 13, 2005

Science is not the opposite of Christianity
Opinion by David Kraemer
The Ames Tribune
September 9, 2005

Basu: Stick to science, ISU
By Rekha Basu
The Des Moines Register
August 24, 2005

Here's an idea: Teach science in science class
Don't present intelligent design as a scientific theory.
By Register Editorial Board
The Des Moines Register
August 17, 2005


Letters to the Editor

Rejecting Intelligent Design at ISU
Letter to the Editor by ISU Faculty
The Ames Tribune
August 24, 2005.

The appearance of intelligence
Letter to the Editor by Virginia Allen
The Ames Tribune
August 5, 2005.

Failures of logic
Letter to the Editor by Guillermo Gonzalez
The Ames Tribune
July 25, 2005.

Who's the non-starter?
Letter to the Editor by Anthony Lombardo
The Ames Tribune
July 21, 2005.

Compromising integrity
Letter to the Editor by Hector Avalos
The Ames Tribune
July 18, 2005.

Intelligent design charlatans
Letter to the Editor by Virginia Allen
The Ames Tribune
July 13, 2005.

A grand conspiracy theory
Letter to the Editor by Guillermo Gonzalez
The Ames Tribune
July 11, 2005.

Counterfeit science
Letter to the Editor by John W. Patterson
The Ames Tribune
July 6, 2005.

Debate is a question of academic freedom
Letter to the Editor from ISU Faculty.
The Des Moines Register
September 4, 2005.

ID theory: Open to 'design' possibilities
Letter to the Editor from Guillermo Gonzalez
The Des Moines Register
August 31, 2005.

For now, intelligent design isn't even a 'theory'
Letter to the Editor by Taner Z. Sen, Ph. D., Iowa State University
The Des Moines Register
August 21, 2005.

Why Intelligent Design and the Privileged Planet are Flawed
By Hector Avalos
ISU Atheist and Agnostic Society Website
August 18, 2005

A witch hunt at ISU
Letter to the Editor by Dave Schweingruber, Assistant Professor , Department of Sociology, Iowa State University
The Ames Tribune
August 30, 2005

Sons of Darwin lashing out in fear
Letter to the Editor by Tim Borseth
The Ames Tribune
August 29, 2005

LETTER: Scientific debate is part of power game
By Alex Tuckness, Associate Professor, Political Science
Iowa State Daily
August 30, 2005

LETTER: Don't restrict the direction of research
By Guillermo Gonzalez
Iowa State Daily
August 26, 2005


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