From: Denyse O'Leary (email@example.com)
Date: Fri Feb 07 2003 - 09:10:39 EST
The main problem with Prof Dini's approach is that the institutions to
which the student may apply will not know exactly WHY the prof will not
write the letter of recommendation. That is, they will have no way of
distinguishing between a conflict over religion and a failure to meet an
Rather than violate Prof. Dini's conscience by requiring him to
recommend the student, I would require him to supply an explanation of
his refusal, for example "I cannot in conscience recommend this student
because I disagree with his views on evolution." That would give the
institution to which the student is applying the opportunity to form its
own judgment of the student's academic and personal qualifications. What
means a lot to Dini may be irrelevant to them, and they should be free
to make up their own mind.
So far as I can tell from reading their works directed at laypeople, the
random-mutation/natural-selection-only evolutionists have actually been
behaving like a church for some time, defending their dogma against
heretics. Things will likely get hotter from here.
William T. Yates wrote:
> Any thoughts?
> --Bill Yates
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