Category: academic freedom
In defence of Professor Brendan Bain of UWI Jamaica, Medical Doctor and Public Health expert fired by UWI (my alma mater . . . ) for giving a politically incorrect expert opinion on the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the Caribbean to the Belize Supreme Court . . .
|May 23, 2014||Posted by kairosfocus under academic freedom, Courts, Culture, Science, worldview issues/foundations and society|
In Jamaica, this distinguished professor — literally the man who led the Caribbean region’s medical fight against HIV/AIDS from the beginning in 1983 on — has been fired as at Tuesday afternoon by UWI’s Vice Chancellor for giving a politically incorrect expert testimony to The Supreme Court in Belize. This is a sign of how […]
|April 16, 2014||Posted by kairosfocus under academic freedom, Big Bang, Cell biology, Cybernetics and Mechatronics, Darwinist rhetorical tactics, ID Foundations, Science, worldview issues/foundations and society|
I think we need to watch a video by Friend of UD, Kirk Durston. But first, a loop-back note: I have been rather busy elsewhere with issues like AS-AD, Kondratiev waves, Hayek’s investment triangle, SD and Schumpeterian creative destruction.(Pardon the resulting absence.) BTW, this line of thought leads me to hold that the oh- so- […]
|April 12, 2014||Posted by scordova under academic freedom, News|
We had an experience a couple years ago where some of the Discovery scientists were traveling with one of our supporters. So that night, we were at this cowboy steakhouse feeding the troops. So I jumped in and offered the Discovery Institute credit card to pay for the Discovery Institute scientists, and this young waitress […]
|April 9, 2014||Posted by scordova under academic freedom, News, Philosophy|
The new director of the NCSE, Ann Reid, is a fellow alum from the same institution as I, and in addition to my obligation to show her collegial courtesy, I feel in such high profile blog as hers, I should comment with as much eloquence and grace as possible. I would hope any IDists posting […]
|April 8, 2014||Posted by scordova under academic freedom, Creationism, Education, News|
Students who ask science professors certain questions will be the ones who’ll appreciate the weaknesses in various anti-ID or anti-creation theories. Preferably they’ll ask after they’ve gotten an “A” in the class, maybe even after they’ve gotten their diploma. The ideal IDist or creationist student can hopefully score in the 99th percentile on evolutionary tests, […]
|April 8, 2014||Posted by News under academic freedom, Intellectual freedom, Intelligent Design, News|
High culture is firmly in the hands of people who believe that our brains are shaped for fitness, not for truth, and fitness is the doctrine of Shut Up.
History student/college dropout gets award on April Fool’s day for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
|April 7, 2014||Posted by scordova under academic freedom, News|
From the National Center for Selling Evolutionism (NCSE) NCSE is delighted to congratulate Zack Kopplin, recently named as the winner of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology’s 2014 Howard K. Schachman Public Service Award. In a March 24, 2014, press release, Jeremy Berg, president of the ASBMB and director of the University of […]
|April 7, 2014||Posted by News under academic freedom, Intellectual freedom, Intelligent Design, News|
Materialism (and a bunch of other isms) simply haven’t performed as promised. Usually, the people they’re trying to shut up are saying so.
|March 24, 2014||Posted by scordova under academic freedom, News|
Allen teaches biology at Cornell, one of the world’s finest academic institutions. He accepts and defends evolutionary biology, but he has also defended the rights, reputation and treatment of ID-sympathetic students. He has done so even at peril to his own standing and reputation. In 2005 the president of Cornell Condemned the Teaching of ID […]
|February 23, 2014||Posted by News under academic freedom, Creationism, Intelligent Design, News|
Should the world believe that people who wanted Nye to shine or just didn’t care much would go to all the trouble of studying each skull shown on the slide, as a YEC did? If McElwee has his way, it won’t just be DeWitt who isn’t (allowed to be) asking any questions. No one will be.
|February 22, 2014||Posted by News under academic freedom, Intelligent Design, News|
Screaming anything, including nonsense, helps keep people alive. There is no problem if you don’t mind achieving nothing, or believe there is nothing to be achieved in the long run.
|February 21, 2014||Posted by News under academic freedom, News|
STEM types are not necessarily insulated. There may be no way to tell whether what you are doing falls afoul of someone or other’s sense of justice.
|February 18, 2014||Posted by News under academic freedom, Culture, Darwinism, News|
He writes, I’m shocked at the degree of intolerance and disrespect shown in some of these comments by Darwinists, who in many cases (it turns out) are anything but open-minded, tolerant, or reasonable.
|February 18, 2014||Posted by News under academic freedom, Darwinism, News|
Or “horribly ignorant” or “ID creationist gibber*”or a“giant turd in the punchbowl,” as various commenters claim?
|January 28, 2014||Posted by kairosfocus under academic freedom, Darwinist rhetorical tactics, ID Foundations, science education, Science, worldview issues/foundations and society, Selective Hyperskepticism, They said it . . .|
Good day, my name is JoeG and I would like to get something out in the open and hopefully have it become fully understood by everyone. For decades I have been debating against evolutionism and for decades I have been told that my position is “anti-evolution.” I found that strange because my position allows for […]
|January 20, 2014||Posted by News under academic freedom, Intellectual freedom, Intelligent Design|
Evolution News & Views is holding a Censor of the Year contest, featuring hot ticket contenders and asking you to nominate your own.
|January 18, 2014||Posted by News under academic freedom, Intelligent Design, News|
… is the new “thinking for yourself,” it seems.
|January 2, 2014||Posted by News under academic freedom, Darwinism, Intelligent Design, News|
So: Nagel was assailed. And almost everyone else ran. Because only real thinkers have courage. The rest are just tenurebots soaking students for money they can’t afford to get degrees that won’t help them.
Iowa State U, which dumped astronomer Gonzalez for ID sympathies, gets scammed by fake AIDS research
|December 27, 2013||Posted by News under academic freedom, News, Peer review|
ISU sure knows how to pick ‘em and how not to. There, you just have to tell people what they want to hear. It’ll be a while before they’ll want to know more. Years, in this case.
|December 23, 2013||Posted by News under academic freedom, Education, Evolution|
Fundamentally, from the Darwin-in-the-schools’ lobby’s perspective, Shapiro is no different from the fellow in Texas who he thinks misrepresented him. Indeed, people have lost their right to teach for less than what Shapiro has already said. If he thinks he can buy safety by attacking that Texan, he is thinking like a newbie.