AAUP weighs in on Intelligent Design
An ISU professor and supporter of Intelligent Design has expressed his disappointment with a national organization after it said the theory is not scientific.
"I'm certainly very disappointed with the AAUP," said Guillermo Gonzalez, assistant professor of physics and astronomy and co-author of the book "The Privileged Planet: How Our Place in the Cosmos is Designed for Discovery."
"Especially when this is supposed to be an organization that encourages scientific exploration and thought."
Though the AAUP's statement dates back to June, this just recently became an issue over at ISU due to the fact that AAUP secretary sent a letter to the Daily:
In a letter sent to the Daily by the American Association of University Professors, Roger Bowen, general secretary for the organization, applauded ISU faculty members who signed a letter in August rejecting Intelligent Design as a credible scientific theory and also expressed concern that the debate over Intelligent Design may pose a threat to academic freedom in the near future. In the AAUP's letter, dated Sept. 15, Bowen congratulated ISU faculty for their "willingness to take a public stand on an issue of vital importance to the scientific community, to the academy and to society as a whole."
Have a similar post up on Panda's thumb as well.
And people think Iowa is boring...