Lawsuit argues expert biologist fired for refusing to believe in evolution

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  1. I Am Blessed 24

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    The Christian Law Association will be defending a biologist who claims he was fired from a prestigious institution because he believed in creation.

    In an interview with The Boston Globe, Abraham stated that his supervisor appeared "angry" after the conversation. He claims he was then given the ultimatum to believe evolution or lose his job. Abraham is now suing Woods Hole for half a million dollars for violating his civil rights.

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  2. Rubato 1

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    Only Half a million!?!?
     
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    It seems rather silly to have fired the man over this. I don't see how one's beliefs on origins would have impacted his job.
     
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    I do. Not believing these lies will effect his views and thus his teaching of all branches of science, history, and all other humanities. The close-minded snobs who presume the Bible to be innaccurate will never allow their consciences to be bombarded by his stand without taking shots at him.

    I have two relatives who are professors, and I often am in communication with those types. I often tell them, disguised though it may be, that they are "puffed up."

    Well, They are puffed up! T(the proof is in how they react when questioned, esp. in a context impacted by this issue.)
     
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    I don't buy the story that he was fired for not "believing in."
     
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    Here is the article from the Boston Globe.

    The following quotes describe the research institute's perspective on this.

    So it sounds like someone who doesn't believe in evolution applied for and received grant money to do research that clearly requires a discussion of evolutionary concepts. He failed to mention his beliefs about evolution in the interview and then requests not to work on the evolutionary aspects of the research.

    That is like an athiest applying to teach at a seminary, not telling anyone they were atheist and requesting not to teach the theistic aspects of the curriculum.
     
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    Exactly! But the spin machine will work overtime on this one. :laugh:
     
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    Something like Paul Tillich at UnionTheological Seminary and their are many more of then, not just Paul.
     
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    The guy is a fraud, like SDAs who take retail jobs and then claim they can't work on Sat.
     

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