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Canned creationist sues Woods Hole

Doing research in an evolutionary biology lab and not believing in evolution might spell trouble for your career - at least it did for Nathaniel Abraham. The former postdoc at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is suing the institution because he says he was fired for his linkurl:creationist beliefs,;http://www.the-scientist.com/article/display/15273 the __Boston Globe__ linkurl:reports;http://tinyurl.com/287an3 today. According to the Globe, Abraham joined the lab of linkurl:Mark Hahn,;h

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Doing research in an evolutionary biology lab and not believing in evolution might spell trouble for your career - at least it did for Nathaniel Abraham. The former postdoc at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is suing the institution because he says he was fired for his linkurl:creationist beliefs,;http://www.the-scientist.com/article/display/15273 the __Boston Globe__ linkurl:reports;http://tinyurl.com/287an3 today. According to the Globe, Abraham joined the lab of linkurl:Mark Hahn,;http://www.the-scientist.com/article/display/15510/ who studies sensory signaling pathways, in March of 2004. Part of Hahn's work addresses the evolution of linkurl:aryl hydrocarbon receptors.;http://www.the-scientist.com/article/display/21352 In October of that year, Abraham mentioned that he did not believe in evolution, and in November, 2004, Hahn wrote a letter to Abraham telling him that because Abraham would not agree to discuss evolution in co-authored publications, he was incompatible with the lab's work. Abraham's suit is asking for $500,000 in compensation for having his civil rights violated. Woods Hole said in a statement...

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