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Sunday, April 27, 2008

Blog seeks the firing of Baylor U's anti-ID president, John Lilley

Recently, concerns have been raised at Uncommon Descent about Baylor president John Lilley overruling faculty tenure decisions for no very clear reason. (Lilley originally attracted UD attention because of his obvious hostility to the ID theorists, compared to previous President Sloan, who attracted controversy by hiring Bill Dembski.)

Now a contact points me to a fire Lilley site that has just sprung up. 404 to 59 voters so far want Lilley fired. What does that mean? Who knows?

The "fire" brigade doesn't make a very good case (or any particular case so far). In any event, Lilley's predecessor Sloan was more or less forced out of office over controversies like these. I suspect that anyone who wanted to be Baylor's president under the circumstances would need lots of skill at talking out of both sides of his mouth, which is not the best qualification for rebuilding trust.

It bears watching for a while.

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