At Baylor, the recent news has been all about Dr. William Dembski, Dr. Robert Marks II, and ID science. Apparently Marks set up a website to conduct ID science research and some nameless Darwinists complained in order to get Baylor to remove it, which they did.
Now, let’s see if they go after Marks the way they did with Dembski, and try to force him out. My guess is that there is no way they could get away with that, however. Marks is a top-notch, world-class research scientist. He’s a fellow of both IEEE and OSA (the Optical Society of America) and left his post of 26 years with the University of Washington to go to Baylor to turn them into a top-flight research university. For more on Marks, his vitae and bio are both on his personal page
Of course, this story is not all bad. Baylor has since relented from the pressure of the nameless Darwinists and will now allow Marks to continue with his work. The upshot to all this is that we have a major institution that is now doing pioneering work in ID science, with one of the brightest and best professors in the country. Secondly, the Darwinists have been shown to be spineless and only able to hold onto their hegemony through intimidation tactics. This is a clear indication that Darwinism doesn’t have a leg to stand on.
When Darwinists complain that no real professors do ID science work, that no work is ongoing in ID science, or that a level playing field exists, this little fiasco should provide potent evidence to the contrary. All in all, I’d chalk this one up as a win for ID science, science in general, and academic freedom. We’re one step closer to breaking the materialistic stranglehold.