This article about Texas Tech biology professor Michael Dini’s refusal to write recommendation letters for students who do not accept evolution over creationism is drawing a lot of attention. As far as I’m concerned, this op-ed piece on the controversy says it all. To put it simply, if you can’t put the scientific method ahead of your own personal beliefs and superstitions, then why do you want to be a scientist?

Update: As a reader points out, the opinion piece linked to above tars all Christians with the same brush. There are many Christians who have no problem at all with the scientific method, and indeed many great scientists of the past have been religious people.