Skip to comments.University Will Investigate Christian Professorís Intelligent Design Class Following Atheist Furor
Posted on 05/21/2013 7:24:42 AM PDT by kimtom
Ball State University, a public institution in Muncie, Indiana, is purportedly looking into claims that a course centered around the subjects of creationism and intelligent design constitutes a violation of the separation of church and state. The college purportedly began its investigation after the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF), a church-state separatist group, sent a letter of complaint regarding physics and astronomy professor Eric Hedin.
Hedins offense? He apparently encourages students to read books by scientists, journalists and proponents who embrace intelligent design. The description of his course, as reported by World on Campus, claims that students will investigate physical reality and the boundaries of science for any hidden wisdom within this reality which may illuminate the central questions of the purpose of our existence and the meaning of life.
While the course, Inquiries in Physical Sciences, is an elective, that hasnt stopped critics like University of Chicago professor Jerry Coyne, in addition to the FFRF, from speaking out against it as an alleged violation of the separation of church and state. In addition to sharing pages from the course syllabus on his blog, he wrote:........
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The attack continues.....
When did the state of Ball enter the union?
Political correctness is now being enforced by commissars at every level of American life. The country is committing cultural suicide.
Ball State is advertising for an Asst. Professor to teach Arabic and Islamic Philosophy.
Starting with: The Book of Genesis 001:001 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. - the science didn't just happen.
The FFRF will probably be filing suit today against the Moore, OK schools for allowing prayers on campuses yesterday.
Don’t you know? It was state #53, one of the 57 that Obama mentioned.
You are correct! my comrade!
As an atheist I think this is ridiculous. This is an elective class and since no one knows for sure why the universe exists then it is appropriate to explore intelligent design as long as it is not taught as fact. I feel the same way about the big bang theory and abiogenisis. As long as the professor sticks to the facts and evidence and does not teach his faith as science I would have no problem being in that class.
The Founding Fathers were not concerned about the separation of ‘church and state’.
They were concerned about the separation of the ‘POWER of CHURCH and the POWER of STATE’.
“..not teach his faith as science I would have no problem being in that class...”
I think he was suggesting books to read. I think a student should have that option.
BUT, as to the facts, (evidence) it is interpreted according to a scientist’s (student) “faith” or bias.
They hate Christian and Jewish worldviews, but love the middle eastern savage barbarian death cult.
“...hate Christian and Jewish worldviews...”
as it is written...
should not be a surprise.
“..”intelligent design” simply solidifies..”
Every where we look we see the creations of men, and that didn’t happen without a designer.
Science is supposed to make one think. To deny one possibility without exploring it isn't science. Most people that cringe and deny ID have never explored it.
In an Honest debate, that makes sense, AND if ID or Creationism is flawed, then why care if it is presented.
I find the hostility to alternative explanations, DIS- honest in the least.