Professors admit they’ll deny tenure to IDers
|April 17, 2006||Posted by scordova under Courts, Intelligent Design|
At Telic Thoughts, Mike Gene points out that PZ Myers would vote against tenure to an IDer: PZ Myers on Tenure and ID.
The question about tenure denial has been a question I’ve been trying to get reporters to inquire about since last Fall. As far as I can tell, the question has been mostly evaded or been obscured until recently.
If tenure is to be denied, how about hiring? If ID is grounds for denying tenure, then logically why should it stop there? How about the granting of PhDs, or master’s degrees, or bachelor’s degrees, or even entry into college? Sadly I must remind the readers that John Rennie hinted students exposed to criticism of Darwinian evolution should even be limited in their ability to enter college: Dawinism In Education.
Now that Judge Jones has ruled ID is religion, this raises interesting constitutional issues. If ID is religion (and I use that in the sense of a hypothetical), is it then lawful to deny tenure or diplomas because one accepts ID? Is it constitutional to have Darwinian evolution taught in a way that infringes on the ID viewpoint? Is this a civil rights issue?