Monday, August 14, 2006


A discussion on what to do with a scientist who is (gasp!) a creationist has erupted at the Chronicle of Higher Education:
I just found out that one of the post docs in the lab is a creationist....Does anyone have any stories or advice on dealing with this? I am open minded about things, but I don’t see how I could trust someone’s research if the blindly reject facts in favor of beliefs (would you trust a priest who told you he didn’t believe in God?).

And a helpful reply:
Where did they get their PhD? By mail order... Sheesh.

Ah, the academy. Always marked by open inquiry and tolerance.

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