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Should Young Earth Creationists be denied jobs?

In the United States, there is supposed to be separation between church and state. As I see it, advocating young earth creationism (YEC) is a strictly religious issue. Given that, should those who advocate YEC be denied jobs in any scientific establishment, school or any college or university that receives state or federal funds? In addition, it seems to me that those who believe in YEC already have their minds made up. If a scientist already has his or her mind made up to the possibility of new developments and/or other possibilities, is it not a waste of taxpayer's money to pay the salary of that scientist? I have no problems with private industry hiring whomever they wish, but although I have not totally made up my mind about what I have mentioned above, I am leaning that way. If you think I am right let me know. If you think I am wrong, please explain why. Thank you for your thoughts. My apologies. I meant to limit it to scientists. If a scientist has already closed his or her mind, then is not that scientist a much less effective one? I do not think it is possible to live any semblance of a normal life without having to make assumptions occasionally, but I have found that I make far fewer assumptions then do most people. An example of an assumption that I might make is that when I put a gallon of milk in the refrigerator, I assume that that refrigerator is going to keep it cold. But when it comes to people I find that making assumptions generally is very unwise. My belief is that most Christians understand that the story of creation in Genesis is not meant to be taken literally. The young earth creationists are, in my considered opinion, a small minority of Christianity. That is why I never mentioned Christians or Christianity in my question.

Asked By: B Knott Wildered - 6/6/2012
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Those people can keep quiet about their beliefs and still be seen as unemployable... More
Answered By: Nous - 6/6/2012
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Yes, they should all be forced to work at Museums of Natural History... ...in the comparative anatomy section.
Answered By: Chuck - 6/6/2012
 
No, otherwise you would have to not hire anyone at all, including atheists. Even a President can be a racist bigot as long as he doesn't impose it on others. And scientists act just like religious people, they won't even do studies on things that they don't believe (obviously a true scientist would be completely open... More
Answered By: Appono Astos - 6/6/2012
 
give me a break. if you want to talk nonsense about your creationism while your working than whats the point in working if your not gonna pay attention to the job at hand
Answered By: soul6ess - 6/6/2012
 
They should be denied jobs in the fields of science, maybe. I wouldn't let a holocaust denier work at the holocaust museum.
Answered By: Ben - 6/6/2012
 
I feel as if they should have to have the required classifications for the job at hand (just like everyone else), so no I do not think they should be denied jobs.
Answered By: Zervres - 6/6/2012
 
No, what you said doesn't make sense i believe that all possibilities should be taught and let people make up there own mind. People misunderstand separation of church and state. It has nothing to do with keeping religion from being taught in school. That was in there to prevent the government from establishing a... More
Answered By: Christopher - 6/6/2012
 
If a young earth creationist is more than willing to teach actual science, then they shouldn't be denied a job. However, if they're going to be teaching a high school biology class and they refuse to teach evolution, they should be fired for refusing to follow the curriculum. In a university, they should be forced to... More
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Answered By: Anastasia - 6/6/2012
 
No. What people are *allowed to teach * should be regulated (religion or young earth creationism has no business being taught in a public school) however, people themselves shouldn't be discriminated against based on their religious or non religious beliefs
Answered By: c0ffee_addict2012 - 6/6/2012
 
Believe it or not, the question is largely moot. Except in VERY rare circumstances, people getting a PhD in a biological science not only accept evolution, but are the very scientists using and studying it... More
Answered By: Momofthreeboys - 6/6/2012
 
As long as they don't use the workplace for religious gathering and activity, I think it's fine. A few people may discuss whatever they think or believe but I think religious things should stay away from workplace - solely for productivity performance. But peaceful workplace is necessary for it. When two people from... More
Answered By: Fake Genius - 6/6/2012
 
I guess my question to you is, would you automatically assume that just because a fellow scientist is a Christian and a church goer that he or she is a YEC? I was a Christian for about 20 years and even though I knew, like a lot of other Christians do (believe it or not), that the whole "God created the earth and... More
Answered By: kenny.lane - 6/7/2012
 
They already are. Belief in Creation is career threatening... More
Answered By: a Real Truthseeker - 6/7/2012
 
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