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Anti-ID bigots — they’re everywhere in the academy, and your tax dollars support them!

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[This from a colleague at a major research institution addressed to Michael Behe and me:] I never cease to be amazed, but not surprised, at how blind scientists are to their own prejudices. I have followed your paths of dealing with these prejudices and, as have many others, I have had my share of encounters with intellectual bigots. Within a week of my joining the staff at the SNIP SNIP Research Institute (SSRI) in [jan-dec, 2003-4-5], my removal was called for by a sizable group of the research staff who had discovered (by doing a Google search) that in 2001-2-3 when I was at the SNIP Center, I had signed the Discovery Institute statement questioning Darwin’s theory of origins [go here]. The human resource department had the sense to inform the president that they could not fire me for beliefs that did not impact my job as head of SNIP. I have since then enjoyed many productive exchanges on the topic of ID and origins that have revealed a profound ignorance of the subject on the part of the staff. Most had never met a trained scientist that did not go along with the Darwinian dogma. Now after a typical seminar by an outside speaker we are able to discuss the passing references to evolution that are totally without proof or demonstrable mechanism but are inserted into talks to explain some incredibly complex and improbable cellular system.

3 Replies to “Anti-ID bigots — they’re everywhere in the academy, and your tax dollars support them!

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    kairos says:

    Thanks Bill, it’s very instructive. Only a small percentage of scientists are true Darwinian defenders. The great majority of them does not know much about darwinism and ID.

    > I have since then enjoyed many productive exchanges on the topic of
    > ID and origins that have revealed a profound ignorance of the subject
    > on the part of the staff. Most had never met a trained scientist that
    > did not go along with the Darwinian dogma.

    That’s true.

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    vpr says:

    Consider these *wise* words regarding the ignorant. http://news.scotsman.com/inter.....=674042006

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    tinabrewer says:

    vpr: interesting link. The whole article is a jumble of misconceptions and criss-crossed ideologies. wierd.

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