Tuesday, January 4, 2011

The astronomer who paid dearly for dissing Carl Sagan settled in at new U

Refurbishing the observatory
I asked young astronomer Guillermo Gonzalez how things were going, after Iowa State University rejected his tenure in a case that stank to high heaven.

He replied,
Things are going well. I've started an astronomy minor program here at Grove City College and the refurbishment of the college's new (old) observatory is essentially done. Here's our observatory web page.

While it is more difficult to find the time to do research here, I have managed to squeeze out a few papers (2 in 2010).
Remember that, folks. Trolls and their lackeys don't run the world (yet). You can still get in some good research and avoid their odious claptrap.

More on Gonzalez:

Gonzalez on mutual eclipse seasons in three planets during the International Year of Astronomy

Expelled astronomer publishes new paper in Royal Astronomy Society journal
Astronomer argues that we can test whether Earth is fine-tuned as a science lab

The truth hurts - and it can leave you seeing stars too

Study: Sun not special, therefore alien life should be common?

Privileged planet" astronomer Guillermo Gonzalez: Dissing St. Carl Sagan in his own church

Podcast: Is the earth uniquely situated for scientific observation? Do we live on a privileged planet?On this 
episode of ID The Future we have a short clip about the book The Privileged Planet. In the book, authors Jay
 Richards and Guillermo Gonzalez suggest that earth was designed for scientific discovery. They introduce a new
 idea that more than just being rare in the universe, the earth is ideally located for scientific observation.
Go here to listen.