Academic freedom to teach creation in state universities

In October 1992, [Dean H.] Kenyon was told by the chair of the SFSU [San Francisco State University] Biology Department to stop teaching creationism in introductory biology courses. He had been teaching creationism and intelligent design “for more than ten years,” which received complaints from students and some faculty. Following the Chair’s request, the faculty came out in support of Kenyon’s academic freedom and ability to teach what he wanted without administration controlling topics. After a hearing, Kenyon “won the right to teach his iconoclastic view of the evolution of life.”

Quote source

Wikmedia Foundation (2015). Dean H. Kenyon. Wikipedia. Available https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dean_H._Kenyon. Last accessed 25th Jul 2015

 

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