Re: [asa] University Denies Tenure to Intelligent Design Theorist

From: Rich Blinne <rich.blinne@gmail.com>
Date: Sun May 13 2007 - 08:58:20 EDT

On May 13, 2007, at 3:08 AM, (Matthew) Yew Hock Tan wrote:

> Iowa State Professor Who Was Denied Tenure Exceeds Department's
> Tenure Standard by 350%
> John West
> So just why was gifted astronomer Guillermo Gonzalez at Iowa State
> University denied tenure? Certainly not because he hasn't fulfilled
> his university's tenure standards for excellence in research.
> According to his own department's standards, to be promoted to
> associate professor (with tenure),
> excellence sufficient to lead to a national or international
> reputation is required and would ordinarily be shown by the
> publication of approximately fifteen papers of good quality in
> refereed journals.
> So how many refereed articles has Gonzalez published? Ten? Twelve?
> Fifteen? Twenty? Actually, he has published 68 articles in refereed
> journals, thus exceeding his own department's normal standard for
> research excellence by 350%
>

The Ames Tribune article can be found here:

http://www.midiowanews.com/site/index.cfm?
newsid=18333457&BRD=2700&PAG=461&dept_id=554188&rfi=8

A quick search here:
http://adsabs.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/nph-abs_connect?
return_req=no_params&&author=Gonzalez,+G&db_key=AST

Not only is Gonzalez published in "good quality" journals, he's
published in top tier journals. Here's some examples: A&A, ApJ,
PASP, PhysRevD, and MNRAS (can you say international?). The topics of
these papers has little to do with ID and more to do with the
chemical composition of stars and detecting gravity waves.

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