Chronicle of Higher Education, Tuesday, September 4, 2007
Baylor U. Removes a Web Page Associated With Intelligent Design From Its Site
By ELIZABETH F. FARRELL
Another controversy over the study of intelligent design is brewing at Baylor University. Officials at the institution, in Waco, Tex., have removed from the university’s Web site a personal Web page created by Robert J. Marks II, a professor of engineering, that outlined his work in an “evolutionary informatics” laboratory. A lawyer representing Mr. Marks said Baylor’s actions amount to viewpoint discrimination and a suppression of his client’s academic freedom.
A mirror site of the laboratory’s Web page describes evolutionary informatics as merging the theories of evolution and information, and “investigating how information makes evolution possible.”
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“The university has imposed restrictions that we don’t think any self-respecting professor would agree with,” said Mr. Gilmore. “We’re being treated this way because of the content on the Web site. They don’t treat other faculty members this way in policing their personal Web sites.” . . .