In the heavens, science. But on earth …

“Does it matter what you think about the history of life on earth if your job is looking at the stars? According to the Louisville, Kentucky Courier-Journal, astronomer Martin Gaskell was a shoo-in to be the first director of a new observatory at the University of Kentucky back in 2007. Until, that is, the University got wind of his lectures on the biblical creation story and his belief that there are ‘major scientific problems in evolutionary theory’ …” (more)

[Emma Marris, The Great Beyond, 13 December]

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