Discussion in 'Current Events' started by manifold, Dec 17, 2010.
If the American right wing wants to be stupid, go for it. Just don't infect the rest of the nation with that religious nonsense.
6% of scientists are Republican for a good reason. Because most Republicans left "reason" at the "alter".
I have no problem with the university passing him over based on concerns about his scientific objectivity.
I would've done the same.
But props for immediately chiming in with your favorite stat rdean.
My "favorite" stat is, "90% of the Republican Party is white and mostly Christian". My SECOND favorite is "Only 6% of scientists" are Republican.
Believe me, it shows.
This guy was qualified for the job and passed over because of his lifestyle choice, if he was passed over because he was homosexual you would be screaming and ranting a different tune. You should at least try to be logically consistent instead of just consistently illogical.
Did they pass him over because of concerns about his objectivity or because they are biased against Christians? Unless they can sho something in his published work that supports their concerns about the lack of objectivity I do not seem them justifying it that way.
Why? Based on the article there is no real reason to have concerns about his objectivity...the complaints are all speculative or unbacked opinion. Notes from one lecture aimed at a Christian audience does not mean he is biased and/or not objective. He specifically denies Young Earth Creationism.
Based on the article, it looks like the decison was made out of bias and not solid facts about his teaching/methodology.
Actually, if you want to take his side on this, it's up to you (really him) to show that it was merely a bias against Christians.
I'd wager they have plenty of Christians working at UK so good luck with that.
I read the same article and concluded his objectivity is questionable.
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