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John Hauptman's Vote against Gonzalez Was Because of ID ... Before It Wasn't

Iowa State University (ISU) physicist John Hauptman is talking out of both sides of his mouth. The ISU Daily has a great article up today on the Guillermo Gonzalez case, in which ISU professor John Hauptman was quoted as saying:

the tenure decision was "absolutely not" based on Gonzalez's research into intelligent design

Really? Huh. I hate to be rude, but aren't you contradicting something you wrote rather publicly in the Des Moines Register early this summer? Back in June, you honestly admitted that you voted to deny Gonzalez tenure because of The Privileged Planet.

This is better than John Kerry's infamous "flipper" line. In this case, John Hauptman's vote was because of ID... before it wasn't.