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More opinions on ISU and Guillermo Gonzalez

I recently wrote about Guillermo Gonzalez, an astronomer denied tenure at Iowa State University, allegedly in part because he is a proponent of Intelligent Design. The Discovery Institute put together a self-serving press conference in Iowa recently to make some hay out of this.

Evil Monkey over at Neurotopia has a dynamite entry about all this. He really nails it. Josh from Thoughts From Kansas also has an excellent summary.

I still stick by my own conclusion too, that by trying to say that Gonzalez’s religious freedom has been curtailed, they are admitting ID is religion and not science, which they vehemently denied with the Dover case. I think if this comes to court, that’ll be a fun issue to grill them about.