RE: [asa] Expelled Explained (firing those you don't agree with)

From: gordon brown <Gordon.Brown@Colorado.EDU>
Date: Mon Apr 14 2008 - 11:26:09 EDT

On Mon, 14 Apr 2008, Dehler, Bernie wrote:

> Hi Don- let me ask you a similar question. What would happen if the
> Discovery Institute hired a researcher, and then the researcher became
> an evolutionist. Would this researcher still be able to hold a job at
> the Discovery Institute? Of course not. Suppose a preacher at a church
> became an atheist- could they hold their job as preacher? Of course not.
> There was also talk lately of a Prof. being booted from his seminary
> because of evolutionary belief (I don't have the details- picked it up
> in passing). Why not give colleges the same respect to hire people that
> they agree with? The college wants to move in a certain direction, and
> they want to hire those who can advance their cause.


I don't think these are valid analogies unless we are making comparisons
with someone whose teaching conflicts with the mission of his institution.

Gordon Brown (ASA member)

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