Monday, September 29, 2008

Job Hunters, Don't Overlook This Opportunity!

Job hunting can be a fickle, frustrating process. Thankfully the good people at the Institute for Creation Research offer an excruciatingly detailed account of the requirements for their open Assistant Professor position. On top of the basic degree requirements, applicants must also agree with the ICR doctrinal statements and tenets. I love that they have a such a direct mechanism for preventing anyone from doing actual science at the ICR. Even more than this list, I love the header photo on their 'science' page, which shows a girl staring into some green water through an Erlenmeyer flask. Recalling the famous Peanut Butter principle, I can't help but imagine a room full of young scholars staring at such flasks to prove that evolution doesn't happen.

4 comments:

frabotta said...

Rich - Have you been to ICR? We went on a field trip as part of our undegrad Evolution course in CA. Quite interesting, especially the display content describing how the animals that entered the Pleistocene ice age grew longer hair over generations. With their obsession with galactic evolution and social Darwinism (atheism, Nazism, liberalism), ICR were kind enough to describe the phenotypic expression of biological evolution in their display.

Dan Warren said...

They put out some ads for research funding a few weeks ago, and the ads pretty much specified outright that the research HAD to agree with the biblical creation story. Obviously they don't give a crap about free and open scientific inquiry, but it's nice that they just go ahead and spell it out like that.

Glor said...

I've never been there. My only real foray into that world was a trip to the Creation Museum last summer. I was amazed by how many people were there, and that fact that my student and I were the only ones who whose visit seemed ironic.

liam.revell said...

Good post - but I try to avoid following any direct links to the ICR and other such institutions lest my contribution to their hit counter be considered a tacit (even if anonymous) endorsement of their organization!