The Culture Wars

the Richard von Sternberg Case



The results of the U. S. Office of Special Counsel's investigation regarding the actions taken against Richard Sternberg for his editorial work in approving Stephen Meyer's article "The Origin of Biological Information and the Higher Taxonomic Categories."

August 16, 2005,  Unintelligent Design: Hostility toward religious believers at the nation’s museum. By David Klinghoffer

The Smithsonian Institution is a national treasure of which every American can legitimately feel a sense of personal ownership. Considering this, I'd imagine widespread displeasure as more Americans become aware that senior scientists at the publicly funded Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History have reportedly been creating a "hostile work environment" for one of their colleagues merely because he published a controversial idea in a biology journal. National Review

28 January 2005 The Branding of a Heretic Are religious scientists unwelcome at the Smithsonian? The question of whether Intelligent Design (ID) may be presented to public-school students alongside neo-Darwinian evolution has roiled parents and teachers in various communities lately. Whether ID may be presented to adult scientific professionals is another question altogether but also controversial. It is now roiling the government-supported Smithsonian Institution, where one scientist has had his career all but ruined over it. DAVID KLINGHOFFER, Wall Street Journal

January 28, 2005 Another view of the particulars. Sahotra Sarkar, UTexas blog

Fall, 2004  The tainting of Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. The view of a "fully fledged athiest." Edward Witten is professor at Princetonís Institute for Advanced Study.

16 September, 2004 von Sternberg describes the events surrounding the publication of the ID paper.