Can Evangelical Christians Be Credible Scientists?

Two things I note:

Dr. Cavagnero also said a colleague, Moshe Elitzur, worried that Dr. Gaskell “had outspoken public views about creationism and evolution.”

And on the other hand:

For the plaintiff, the smoking gun is an e-mail dated Sept. 21, 2007, from a department staff member, Sally A. Shafer, to Dr. Cavagnero and another colleague. Ms. Shafer wrote that she did an Internet search on Dr. Gaskell and found links to his notes for a lecture that explores, among other topics, how the Bible could relate to contemporary astronomy.

C. Martin Gaskell was interviewed for a top astronomy job, but research on his religious views revealed deep evangelical beliefs.  Gaskell was asked about his religious beliefs as part of the interview.  At the same time, can a creationist and a man who purports to relate the Bible to modern astronomy hold the top job at the University of Kentucky observatory?

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One Response to Can Evangelical Christians Be Credible Scientists?

  1. Timothy says:

    If you look at Dr. Gaskell’s comments on science and the Bible you will see that he is actually supportive of evolution.

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