University of Idaho Admits Targetting Professor by Banning Differing Viewpoints on Evolution
Academic Freedom is still under siege at the University of Idaho, and Discovery Institute fellow Dr. Scott Minnich is unfortunately just the latest target of a national campaign to stifle dissent from Darwinism and suppress information about intelligent design.
University of Idaho president Timothy White issued an edict last week banning “views that differ from evolution” in any “life, earth, and physical science courses or curricula" as inappropriate topics of discussion for university faculty, staff and students.
John Miller of the Associated Press reported on Oct 5 that the University of Idaho was not targeting Minnich with the statement.
"Harold Gibson, a school spokesman, said the views of Minnich, a tenured professor in the school's College of Agriculture, didn't prompt the letter."Now though the university is admitting that Minnch's views on evolution and intelligent design did indeed prompt the edict banning discussion of differing views on evolution in science classes at the university. The Spokane Spokesman Review reported earlier this week that:
"Zemetra said Friday that White's announcement was intended in part to make sure people knew that Minnich was acting as an individual and not on behalf of the university."But the statement doesn't say that. Why not just say: Scott Minnich's views are his own, not those of this university.
(See our previous reporting here and here.)