Tag: George Mason University
Theory in Crisis? Circling the Wagons
Philosopher of science Thomas Kuhn compared scientific revolutions to political revolutions.
Do Scientists Have Freedom to Question Darwinism?
The list of scientists, teachers, students, and others who have faced discrimination for their public skepticism of Darwinism is long and growing.
One Long Article: Washington Post Highlights Persecution of Caroline Crocker
In a 7700 word article, Shankar Vedantam writes in the Washington Post about Caroline Crocker’s treatment at George Mason University. Some Darwinists I’ve known — who have never experienced what it is like to be a scientific minority in today’s climate — argue that she was not fired from her job. “Her contract was simply not renewed for reasons unrelated to ID” they claim. True: her contract was not renewed, and technically speaking, she was not “fired.” But from information I have heard, the non-renewal of her contract had much to do with her views and the fact that she mentioned ID in a biology classroom. It seems to me that Crocker’s account in the Washington Post is very accurate. Read More ›