We all know of once-respected scientists who ended up going off the deep end, adhering to an unproven idea despite massive evidence to the contrary. Linus Pauling and his advocacy of megadoses of Vitamin C, or Peter Duesberg’s descent into HIV denial. It’s all the more disappointing when the one taking a dive is a […]
Now if he could just get his science straight when it comes to vaccination…but perhaps this mean he’s changed his views on the germ theory? (H/T Louis)
Apparently, I’m infamous. From yesterday’s Ames Tribune (below the fold):
For those of you following our “academic freedom” bill saga here in Iowa, you’ll be pleased to know that today was the last day for the bill to make it out of subcommittee, which it appears it hasn’t. Hector Avalos has an overview of the history of the bill, our response, and the results at […]
I am so incredibly tardy with this information that Arizonian John Lynch and the lovely folks at Uncommon Descent have already blogged this, but recently an “academic freedom” bill was introduced in Iowa. For those who may be unfamiliar, in addition to “teach the controversy,” these “academic freedom” bills are one of the new tactics […]
Many of you probably followed the 2005 “Kitzmiller vs. Dover” trial in Dover, Pennsylvania closely. From its early days, with daily updates at the Panda’s Thumb to the publication of the ruling–“Kitzmas”— in late December, the trial was filled with drama and moments right out of the movies. From the defendants’ remarkable lying on the […]
The Expelled producers lied about canceling a movie showing in Tempe. Anyone surprised?
PZ got kicked out of a screening of Expelled, the latest ID propaganda movie–in which he’s featured. Someone else who’s in it? Richard Dawkins. Guess who PZ’s guest was–a guest who was let into the screening? Yep. Dawkins. The irony. The hypocrisy. Just incredible.
It’s not certain there will be a decision immediately, though: From the Iowa State Daily: The Iowa Board of Regents will meet Thursday to discuss the tenure denial appeal of Guillermo Gonzalez, assistant professor of physics and astronomy at Iowa State, at its regional meeting on the ISU campus. The meeting is at 8:30 a.m., […]
I mentioned that the Discovery Institute was in Iowa yesterday, accusing Iowa State University (and specifically, professors in the Department of Physics and Astronomy) of conspiring against assistant professor Guillermo Gonzalez, an intelligent design advocate and fellow of the Discovery Institute. I was unable to attend, but Evil Monkey headed to Des Moines to cover […]