In deciding the fate of a vulnerable, untenured scientist, Professor Juli Eflin may be the wild card.
Discovery Institute has delivered a petition to Ball State University from more than 7,000 people, including more than 1,200 residents of Indiana, urging the university to defend the academic freedom of assistant professor of physics Eric Hedin.
You often hear people compare the brain to a computer. After all, much like a computer, our brain seems to store information and regulate functions behind the scenes.
In 2004, the academic freedom of another Ball State University professor was challenged by an outside interest group. But university officials treated that professor in a dramatically different way from how they are treating Professor Eric Hedin. Why?
Three of the four appointed panelists are publicly connected to groups explicitly opposed to intelligent design.