Sunday, February 15, 2009
Salman Hameed Interview and Op-Ed
Congrats to my good friend and colleague Salman Hameed--who was also involved in organizing the Darwin celebrations at Hampshire--on an interview on evolution and Islamic creationism with Religion News Service, and just yesterday, an op-ed piece on that topic in the Providence Journal.
It would be funny if it were not sad:
Salman's work is of fundamental importance for both science and the general state of civilization. I would be delighted if it were instantly and prominently featured in the Boston Globe and Jerusalem Post and spread to the far corners of the world in the space of a day. One day, I am sure it will be. In the meantime, sadly, that honor goes to the antics of our campus activists. But in ten years, let's see which one the world is still talking about.