In December 2004, Dr Crocker, AITSE’s president was disciplined for teaching evolution in a scientifically balanced and impartial manner. In May of 2005 she lost that job and, having been public about her scientific issues with neo-Darwinism, she found herself blacklisted from employment as a researcher or professor and began work in the nonprofit sector. Having spent considerable time in scientific research and teaching, Dr. Crocker realized that the root issue undergirding many of our societal problems is lack of scientific integrity.
Dr. Cocker realized that the robust health, economic success and religious freedom that our nation enjoys are under threat—and lack of good science, based on evidence instead of mere consensus, is a root cause. Political, financial, and ideological motivations lead to publication and promotion of inaccurate data, endangering our health and well-being. Many Americans are losing confidence in the arrogant claims of so-called “experts.” The scientific and technological innovation for which the USA is famous in the global marketplace is being stifled by the currently enforced conformity to scientific consensus. Ideologically motivated slanting of presentation of scientific data leads to erroneous and unfounded conclusions about religious questions.
In order to address these issues at their core, AITSE incorporated in the state of California in January of 2009 and was granted nonprofit status later that year. Since then many highly qualified scientists, engineers, physicians and other professionals have joined our team. AITSE is also working with sister organizations in promotion of scientific integrity and accurate education. We believe that by working in cooperation, not competition, we can make a real difference.