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Court to Weigh University's Decision Not to Hire Astronomer

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Science  24 Dec 2010:
Vol. 330, Issue 6012, pp. 1731
DOI: 10.1126/science.330.6012.1731

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Is it possible to separate religious and scientific beliefs when it comes to evolution? A federal court will take up that question early next year in the case of Martin Gaskell, an astrophysicist who claims that the University of Kentucky denied him a job because he is an evangelical Christian. Pro-evolution advocates say the university was well within its rights. But the case could be more complicated, attorneys say.