Gonzalez’ tenure denial shows universities close ranks to exclude Christians regardless of their credentials
Thanks to “Mustard Seed Budget” for this report of yet another example of the scientific communities’ obsessive stance against Christianity. Course, I may have put that comment wrong. It seems to be more about the University faculty than the scientific community…
Guillermo Gonzalez’s rise in astrophysics was meteoric, but when he openly espoused Intelligent Design, a scientific theory that allows for God’s involvement in creation, his university dumped him.
Gonzalez had written 68 scholarly articles for peer-reviewed scientific journals, including important work on the Galactic Habitable Zone concept. The Chronicle of Higher Education noted that he had at the assistant professor level “amassed a better publication record than almost any other member of the astronomy faculty,” according to Jeff Schloss on Counterbalance.
Nevertheless, when Gonzalez came up for tenure approval in 2007 at Iowa State University, he was denied.
Just prior to his tenure review, a petition disavowing Intelligent Design had garnered signatures from 130 Iowa State faculty members who feared “the negative impact of Intelligent Design on the integrity of science and on our university.”
It used to be that “free-thinker” meant you weren’t “constrained” to follow a biblical world…
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