Following the evidence where it leads
Intelligent Design Scientist Denied Tenure at Iowa State University
Iowa State University has denied tenure to astronomer Guillermo Gonzalez, co-author of The Privileged Planet, which presents powerful scientific evidence for the intelligent design of the universe. You can read about the situation in the Ames Tribune here.
This is a very sad day for academic freedom. Dr. Gonzalez is a superb scholar and his research has been featured in Scientific American, Science, Nature, and many other science journals. In fact, his published work exceeds ISU's required publishing standards in order to receive tenure by 350%. Dr. Gonzales has an impressive list of achievements including:
- authoring 68 peer-reviewed scientific articles;
- authoring a college-level astronomy textbook published by Cambridge University Press;
- spearheading research that led to the discovery of 2 new planets;
- building new technology to discover extrasolar planets; and
- asked to serve as a referee for a number of leading scientific publications.
How You Can Help
This is where you come in. There is something you can do to help Guillermo Gonzalez in his fight for academic freedom. The decision to deny his tenure is currently under appeal before the president of Iowa State University. You can call President Gregory L. Geoffroy at (515) 294-2042 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org and let him know that you support Guillermo Gonzalez and his right to follow the evidence wherever it leads.
Ironically, Dr. Gonzalez arrived in America as a child refugee from Castro's Cuba. Unfortunately, he seems to have discovered that the Darwinist ideologues in America's universities can be nearly as unforgiving as the Marxist ideologues of his home country.
Read more here.
Stay tuned to Evolution News & Views as this story develops.
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