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bethe123's Avatar Jump to comment 10 by bethe123

I don't think it is so easy to formulate a general rule that works in all cases.

Certainly the religious beliefs of Charles Townes seem similar to Gaskel, but Townes is world class in his scientific accomplishments. If Townes had been denied a position and tenure because of religious beliefs, he would never have had the freedom to continue his research - which other professors (including Nobel laureate I. Rabbi) frankly told him was a waste of time. But he did get a position and tenure, and the rest is, as they say, history.

Be careful what you wish for.

Mon, 24 Jan 2011 22:43:33 UTC | #583718