Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Can forwarding an email prove unemployable bias?

Yes, apparently, if you're the director of science curriculum for the state of Texas, and the email announces a talk given by philosopher of science Barbara Forrest. See today's New York Times editorial and Pharyngula's more refreshingly sarcastic summary, which also includes a link to The Statesman's original report.

Just when I'd stopped fantasizing about emigrating for a little while...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think it can. But it should not have any bearing on the employee's ultimate job performance. If you supposedly confess your attraction or Eros for the person who is responsible for inspiring learning and for the beginning of your academic career. But no matter, I think that if you are a mature person and can deal with that person's ultimate reaction to your revealed "emotived" feelings, and that person can also read what you have posted with appropriate interest and then move on in a realistic manner. People always have a preconceived way that people will act or react to these concepts of Love or think that people will react in a certain irrational way. This is a very strong way in which to judge people and it is part of the reason that the employer may have an erroneous view of said person.