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  • Academic diversity: Moving to the Center [U of Chicago profs' hissy fit over Friedman Institute]

    06/25/2008 10:12:32 AM PDT · by Caleb1411 · 18 replies · 450+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 06/30/2008
    There's a splendid controversy brewing at the University of Chicago--at least we'll consider it splendid so long as it has a happy ending, which now seems likely. The U of C may be best known these days as home to the law school where Barack Obama used to lecture on constitutional law (twice a week!), but in simpler times it was most famous as the academic perch of the great free-market economist Milton Friedman, who died in 2006. So when a prestigious university wants to name a research center after its most celebrated (Nobel prize, Presidential Medal of Freedom, etc.,...
  • Recognition Denied Great Scientist Who Did Not Bow to Darwin

    12/25/2005 1:43:14 PM PST · by found_one · 2 replies · 377+ views
    Creation Magazine ^ | Sept 2004 | Carl Wiland
    Creation Archive > Volume 26 Issue 4 > The not-so-Nobel decision The not-so-Nobel decision Recognition denied for achievement of great scientist—who is also a creationist by Carl Wieland Anticreationists often try to pretend that there is no prejudice against biblical creation in ‘the world of science’. But creationists have long known that things are not like that in the real world. We even have to publish our own peer-reviewed journals; any paper which does not bow to materialistic axioms on origins has a snowball’s chance in a blast furnace of getting published in a secular journal. In fact, some editors...
  • Of Intellectual Bondage (Extreme Danger of Marxist University Professors in a Democratic Nation)

    12/26/2003 11:47:09 AM PST · by stradivarius · 16 replies · 4,951+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | Dec. 26, 2003 | Caroline Glick
    "How could you report the war in Iraq if you sided with the Americans?" "How can you say that George Bush is better than Saddam Hussein?" These are some of the milder questions I received from an audience of some 150 undergraduate students from Tel Aviv University's Political Science Department. The occasion was a guest lecture I gave last month on my experiences as an embedded reporter with the US Army's 3rd Infantry Division during the Iraq war. Many of the students were visibly jolted by my assertion that the patriotism of American soldiers was inspirational. The vocal ones among...