Thursday, April 24, 2003
The Ashcroft Department has dropped its probe of Texas Tech professor Michael Dini. Dini changed his wording slightly in his procedures for giving out letters of recommendation for medical school, but his rules are the same as before.
Previous wording: "...truthfully and forthrightly affirm a scientific answer to the question: 'How do you think the human species originated?'"
New wording: ""If you set up an appointment to discuss the writing of a letter of recommendation, I will ask you: 'How do you account for the scientific origin of the human species?' If you will not give a scientific answer to this question, then you should not seek my recommendation."
Same thing if you ask me. The yutz that was turned down for a letter would still be turned down, because he simply refused to do what was asked. I don't know if it'll shut up the extremists, but they won't be getting any more assistance from John Ashcroft (R-insane).