Wednesday, May 23, 2007

More Evidence of Darwinian Fundamentalism and Its Effects

More evidence of Darwinian fundamentalism on university campuses from William Dembski:
I had an interesting conversation today with a tenured scientist who is on faculty at a research university. He was recently invited to defend ID at a public forum at the university. He declined to do it. Here’s why. Although he is a proponent of ID, he has never taught it in his classes. He is afraid that if he defends it on campus, even in a public forum arranged by one of the science departments, he will be branded as “having taught ID on campus.” This, he fears, will be used against him down the line — and he is right. He therefore told the department chair that tried to get him to speak at the forum that he would do so only if it were off-campus. The chair understood and agreed that this was the prudent course to take.


At May 25, 2007 9:57 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So what exactly are you getting at with this post? I am confused. Are you saying that people who believe in Intelligent Design are ashamed of their beliefs or are you saying they are being persecuted for their beliefs?

At May 26, 2007 6:29 AM, Anonymous Lawrence said...


I am not "getting at" only one thing. But the most obvious thing is that free speech is being "chilled" at state universities. A professor should not feel fear about arguing for ID on a university campus. The climate of fear and intimidation should be troubling all people who care about civil liberties.

Perhaps philosophical naturalism has been established on that campus as well.


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