Thursday, December 13, 2007

Erm, This Evolution Thing

Having said that I was surprised that there are those who do not accept evolution, now I've got to say that I'm gobsmacked by this story:

A Christian biologist is suing the prestigious Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts, claiming he was fired for refusing to accept evolution, lawyers involved in the case said on Friday.

Nathaniel Abraham, an Indian national who describes himself as a "Bible-believing Christian," said in the suit filed on Monday in U.S. District Court in Boston that he was fired in 2004 because he would not accept evolution as scientific fact.

Hunh? What? A research biologist refuses to accept evolution? How in hell is he going to do his job?

The Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination dismissed the case this year, saying Abraham's request not to work on evolutionary aspects of research would be difficult for Woods Hole because its work is based on evolutionary theories.

Well, quite, that's what he's actually investigating there, evolution itself.

Come one, next we'll be hearing from the astronaut who doesn't believe in gravity....

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