"I knew it would be controversial, but I didn't expect this level of opposition," Gonzalez said. "I recognize it's a minority position, but that doesn't mean it's wrong."Interesting how ID absolutely inflames some scientists like no other topic. I’m sure it has absolutely nothing to do with their philosophical beliefs [note sarcasm].
Gonzalez maintains he's never taught intelligent design in the classroom. He said his work on the subject is limited to his book and some lectures he's given on the topic away from the university.Did you read that? He’s NEVER taught ID in the classroom, yet he’s taking a beating for supporting it outside of the university.
"None of my (68) published papers are about intelligent design," he said.Again, there is no reason why he should be denied tenure due to his support of the ID movement. The “scientific community” just wants to scare the crap out of others who might decide that ID is something to seriously consider. If they deny tenure, more scientists will be cautious not to support it.