Christian biologist fired for beliefs, suit says
By Jason Szep
BOSTON (Reuters) - A Christian biologist is suing the prestigious Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts, claiming he was fired for refusing to accept evolution, lawyers involved in the case said on Friday.
Nathaniel Abraham, an Indian national who describes himself as a "Bible-believing Christian," said in the suit filed on Monday in U.S. District Court in Boston that he was fired in 2004 because he would not accept evolution as scientific fact.
The latest U.S. academic spat over science and religion was first reported in The Boston Globe newspaper on Friday. Gibbs Law Firm in Florida, which is representing Abraham, said he was seeking $500,000 in compensation.
Hurray for Woods Hole.
Fuck yes he should be fired. Why would an institution that's very premise is based upon biological scientific facts want to retain a biologist who believes in mythology over biological facts? Woods Hole is all about examining ocean life. How could one be an effective biologist and not believe in evolution.
There is so much ignorance in the world today.