academic freedom

Baylor Administration Silencing Science by Design

This article, published by The Baylor Lariat, is about Robert Marks of Discovery Institute: This is a legitimate question in light of the university’s heavy-handed actions in shutting down the research Web site of Dr. Robert Marks. The rest of the article can be found here.

New Intelligent Design Conflict Hits BU

This article, published by The Baylor Lariat, mentions Robert Marks, Casey Luskin, and William Dembski of Discovery Institute” The Baptist Press quoted former Baylor professor William Dembski … as saying this is “perhaps the biggest story yet of academic suppression relating to ID.” … Casey Luskin, program officer in public policy and legal affairs for the Discovery Institute, a Seattle-based Read More ›

Web Site sparks New Intelligent Design Battle at BU

This article, published by the Waco Tribune Herald, mentions Robert Marks, William Dembski, and Casey Luskin of Discovery Institute: Dembski … says he is convinced … that Marks’ site was taken down because of its connection with intelligent design. … “Baylor University has proven yet again that academic freedom has been thrown off campus and academic persecution is the norm,” spokesman Read More ›

What Happened to Freedom of Speech?

This article, published by Premise Media, mentions Discovery Institute Center for Science & Culture Senior Fellows Richard Sternberg and Guillermo Gonzalez: For example, Stein meets Richard Sternberg, a double PhD biologist … On his journey, Stein meets other scientists such as astrobiologist Guillermo Gonzalez, who was denied tenure at Iowa State University in spite of his extraordinary record of achievement. Read More ›

Statement from Iowa State University President on Denial of Tenure to Guillermo Gonzalez

This statement, published by Iowa State University, regards Discovery Institute Center for Science & Culture Senior Fellow Dr. Guillermo Gonzalez’s tenure appeal at Iowa State University. In the statement, Iowa State University President Gregory Geoffroy responds as follows: On Friday, June 1, I informed Dr. Guillermo Gonzalez, assistant professor of physics and astronomy, of my decision to deny his tenure appeal. The rest Read More ›

Free speech at Southern Methodist University

This article, published by BeliefNet, mentions a presentation by Discovery Institute: My colleague Jeff Weiss had a nice piece in the Dallas Morning News this weekend about members of the faculty at Southern Methodist University up in arms over a planned presentation of intelligent design theory on campus. The Discovery Institute of Seattle is the presenter, and the program is Read More ›

The Heavy Hand of Darwinist Orthodoxy

The specter of academic discrimination against an unpopular minority should have a special resonance in the Jewish community. Or so you would think. Between World War I and the end of World War II, Jews in the United States lived through a period of anti-Semitism notable for its impact on academia. According to Leonard Dinnerstein in his comprehensive history Anti-Semitism Read More ›

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Those Defensive Darwinists

The first court trial over the theory of intelligent design is now over, with a ruling expected by the end of the year. What sparked the legal controversy? Before providing two weeks of training in modern evolutionary theory, the Dover, Pa., School District briefly informed students that if they wanted to learn about an alternative theory of biological origins, intelligent design, they could read a book about it in the school library. The lawsuit is only the latest in a series of attempts to silence the growing controversy over contemporary Darwinian theory. Read More ›

Scientific Correctness in San Francisco

When most of us think of the controversy over evolution in the public schools, we are likely to think of fundamentalists pulling teachers from their classrooms and placing them in the dock. Images from the infamous Scopes "monkey" trial of 1925 come to mind. Unfortunately, intolerance of this sort has shown itself in California in the 1990s as a result of students complaining about a biology instructor. Unlike the original Scopes case, however, this case involves a distinguished biology professor at a major university — indeed, an acknowledged expert on evolutionary theory. Read More ›