Job candidate sues UK, claiming religion cost him the post
No one denies that astronomer Martin Gaskell was the leading candidate for the founding director of a new observatory at the University of Kentucky in 2007 - until his writings on evolution came to light.
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#1 Dec 11, 2010
Should a person be allowed a job at the butchers if their religion says they aren't allowed to handle meat?
---"And he argues that UK mistook him for a creationist"
Why on Earth would they think that?
---"while he has no problem reconciling the Bible with the theory of evolution, he believes the theory has major flaws. And he recommended students read theory critics in the intelligent-design movement."
Oh, well, there you are then.
---"Gaskell, in his lecture notes, calls such creationism “very bad scientifically and theologically” and said it “actually hinders some scientists becoming Christians.” "
And what exactly does he think ID is?
---"Francis J. Manion, said Gaskell “would have been the perfect foil to what those (UK) decision-makers view as the kind of scientific obscurantism represented by the Creation Museum: an openly Christian man of science who accepts evolution.” "
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