June 1, 2007
Intelligent Design vs. Tenure
Was it antireligious bias when Iowa State took a pass on a scientist with controversial views?
At first glance, it seems like a clear-cut case of discrimination. As an assistant professor of physics and astronomy at Iowa State University, Guillermo Gonzalez has amassed a better publication record than almost any other member of the astronomy faculty. He also happens to publicly support the concept of intelligent design. In April he was denied tenure.
"I'm concerned that my views