For daring to question evolution, an astronomer who was the best qualified candidate to become director of a new observatory lost out. “No one denies that astronomer Martin Gaskell was the leading candidate for the founding director of a new observatory at the University of Kentucky in 2007 – until his writings on evolution came to light,” a report on Courier-Journal reported. Martin Gaskell is suing the University, claiming that his views on evolution, religion and intelligent design cost him the position.
(for more of this article, see Best Qualified Candidate Expelled Over Views on Evolution, Design, Creation-Evolution Headlines, December 2010)
(also published in Creation Matters, a publication of Creation Research Society, Volume 15, Number 6, November/December 2010, to appear at http://www.creationresearch.org/creation_matters/pdf/2010/CM15%2006%20low%20res.pdf)
(for additional info see Daily Mail, Christian astronomer sues university that said his appointment would be 'huge public relations mistake', 17th December 2010)
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